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Peach Darvall and Terri Nicholson get ready for climate strike action in Lismore. Photo supplied.

Local mother Peach Darvall has launched a strike action for effective climate action at the Lismore Quad, every Tuesday afternoon, starting this week.

‘I am a disabled Mum who can’t stand the half measures, the denying, delaying, and divisive behaviours of our government in the midst of a climate emergency, said Ms Darvall.

‘Global warming is accelerating faster than was expected. We have a very small window to act. NOW. This decade is the make-or-break one, the 2020s.

‘Many countries and governments around the world are rising to the challenge of caring for their people, biodiversity, and other species, and recognising that life-sustaining interdependence. They are taking the urgent and transformative actions required now to cool our planet,’ she said.

‘I have a child and I see the kids and young adults around me. I want a life for them in the future.

‘We are sitting, “protecting”, to influence our Australian government to make urgent, far reaching, systemic organisational change to decrease the effects of climate change on all of us,’ said Ms Darvall.

Peach Darvall with Jo Nemeth. Photo supplied.

‘So I am raising my voice and I urge everyone to raise theirs.

‘Let’s light a fire under our government, let them know how unacceptable their insufficient and weak climate change policies are.’

Invitation to join

All members of the community are invited to join in and demand the federal government take effective action on climate change each Tuesday from 1:30-3:30PM at the Lismore Quad, between the gallery and the library.

For more information about the weekly strike, please contact Peach Darvall: phone 0427 126 885 or email [email protected].


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Was it not Tim Flannery who said something like, because of climate change that the rain that would fall would not be enough to fill the dams,? yet another dud prediction in support the climate change lie.

    • No Tim Flannery never said that, He accurately predicted that more heat means more evaporation and more rain (or snow where it is still below freezing). It is you that is denying the laws of Physics with your dud posts

  2. I WAS going to hold a public rally on Wednesday the 24th of March in the Quad Lismore about Housing and how Everybody Deserves a Home…
    On more mature reflection, I think my efforts will be better directed at thinking of CONCRETE things I can do,
    like encouraging people to identify houses that are standing empty, especially those belonging to the University, Council and the Hospital.
    Laurel Lodge was first on my hit list.
    I was told by Janelle Saffin’s Office that she has already earmarked this facility as one that needs to stay in Public Ownership.
    Good on you Janelle!
    It’s fun to go on a demo, you meet a lot of likeminded people, but I think I am
    more interested in talking with People who can actually DO something in Real Life.
    I am 66 with no family or friends I could stay with and I slept rough for 23 nights, much of it in the rain.
    Then, thank God, some people helped me to negotiate with Housing NSW
    and I shifted to another town where Housing was available for me.
    Thanks to everyone who helped me.
    Especially Victoria Coleman at Social Futures in Keen St, and ”Phillip Michael’s of Mayfair” my friend in need,
    who also does a great haircut and sells awesome one off jewellery….pardon the Plug!

  3. Anton old son, climate change lie you posit. Spoken like a true Denier of the Science. You can lie to yourself as much as you like, it ain’t changing the fact of what is happening on Planet Earth..

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