Link to the interactive documentary here
Part of the Guardian's 'Keep it in the Ground Campaign', this special interactive documentary investigates the effect of China's addiction to coal both on the people who mine it, and on those affected by the climate change it causes. We travelled through barren northwest China, and saw landscapes scarred by coal mining and ravaged by desertification. We met families broken by black lung, a disease caused by the inhalation of fine dust particles estimated to affect 6 million Chinese miners and manual labourers. We also met the last hangers on in villages otherwise deserted due to rising temperatures and drying wells.