From New South Wales
Australia has been lied to. Environmental protection rules are being pushed aside to help new coal mines to operate with impunity. A key centre is New South Wales, where the federal and state governments have allowed companies to push back deadlines to meet deadlines on their sites. Continue reading Coal companies are being helped to sidestep protection of the environment
Theodore Whyte (Resilience 26 August 2021) argues that central banks across the world are being less than honest about pledges to pull out of the fossil fuel industry when they are doing the opposite. A campaign marketing to build a positive image for population concerned about the climate crisis, is not the same thing as acting on it.
Continue reading Central banks helping funnel trillions of dollars into fossil fuels despite climate pledges
By Joe Montero
The world has just received the strongest wake up call yet on the threat of the climate crisis. It comes in the form of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), which says the situation is even worse than previously thought. If humanity does not respond appropriately, and do it now, the planet faces catastrophe. Continue reading Climate crisis report puts reality about climate on centre stage
Lesley Rankin is a researcher at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). She wrote the following article (Open Democracy 28 July 2021), and argues that the failure to do enough to tackle the climate crisis is a failure of political leadership and the to involve the population as active participants. This means that dealing with the environmental challenge and preparing for future shocks are inseparable from the battle for justice.
Continue reading Europe’s flooding shows climate solutions must be driven by people power
By Jim Hayes
United Nations officials have begun moves to put Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on the UNSCO list of “in danger” world heritage sites. Being on the list would pressure the Australian government to do much more to protect it. If this goes through, it will be the first time a world heritage site has been on the list because of the threat of global warming. Continue reading The UN is moving to list the Great Barrier Reef as threatened by global warming
By Adam Carlton
A new report reveals that Australian federal and state government combined spending on subsidies to fossil fuel companies is more than what is spent on the military. Continue reading Massive subsidies to carbon industry have been exposed
By Joe Montero
Australia faces one of the world’s highest rates of animal extinction. The climate crisis also threatens grave human suffering, in the firms of food and water crisis , economic and social breakdown. Continue reading Australia must do much more to reduce carbon emissions