John Birmingham

John Birmingham

John Birmingham is an author and Fairfax columnist

The primary, world-changing product of the steel industry is not steel. It’s bushfires, famine and dead koalas. For every tonne of heavy metal rolling out of the steel mills of China’s Liaoning province, or India’s sponge iron foundries, nearly two tonnes of carbon vomits into the atmosphere. Steel-making is one

When the going gets weird, the weird log on, and nobody was weirder or more logged on than the forty-fifth president of the United States. The only thing Donald Trump spent more time on than Twitter was watching Fox News and playing golf, and while the world could breathe a