Mums concerned about the government’s lack of climate change policy are coming together to take action this Friday November 29 from 10am, outside the Byron Library. Everyone is welcome to come and support them.
A global school strike for climate is taking place tomorrow, November 29, directly before the UN climate talks starting next Monday in Madrid.
Teenagers get a bad rap in the media – self-absorbed, argumentative, lazy, withdrawn, social media obsessed, irresponsible – but I’m here to tell you, as a young person, that the kids are alright.
This Saturday you can catch an outdoor screening of local filmmaker Damon Gameau’s recent film 2040 at the Yum Yum Tree in New Brighton.
While Mother Nature writes across the sky in letters of flame ‘I told you so’, many of our so-called leaders remain in denial about the reality of the climate crisis.
Faster than you could say George Orwell, it was revealed clean energy actually meant gas, and the head of the expert panel was to be none other than Grant King, the former CEO of Origin Energy (aka the people who fracked Queensland and created a fiery spa bath in the Condamine River).
Flood and fire are no strangers to either the Byron Shire or the Northern Rivers. As the dry conditions continue and the climate emergency news keeps rolling in, people are looking for ways to understand what is taking place and how to respond.
What is being done to help us adapt to climate change on the north coast of NSW?
More than a hundred protesters in Sydney dressed as bees Tuesday morning and pretended to die in Hyde Park, with six arrested, while protesters in Brisbane blockaded peak hour traffic on George Street and police negotiated with a man suspended ten metres from the Story Bridge.
'This is partly a climate change story and also partly a story of animal resilience,' Dr Gardner says of the sea leopard return to land.
Police also charged a 28-year-old Brisbane man, a 20-year-old NSW man and a 22-year-old NSW woman over their parts in the protest.
Kids should be kids, ScoMo insists, and teenagers should be teenagers he told a bemused audience at his own UN address – perhaps he meant they should spend more time on the traditional teenage pursuits of sex and drugs and rock’n’roll.
The Brisbane midwife said couldn’t stand by as the government ‘harmed children by continuing to ignore the climate emergency’.
The drought in parts of northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland since January is officially the worst on record since 1900, while other areas have had total rainfall figures that are half the average.
Even if you do get a warning and decide to stay, there is no guarantee emergency responders will make it to your place in time to save you or your property from disaster.
The minister for energy and emissions reductions says acknowledging Australia’s increase in emissions every year for the past four years is ‘cherry-picking’ figures.
The smoke has been settling in the valley like mist in the mornings as fires burn throughout NSW and Queensland.
What are you doing on September 20? If you have any regard for the environment you might well be joining students around the world in striking for the climate.
The Great White Father has arrived on the far-flung atolls of the Pacific. Like the missionaries before him, Scott Morrison is delivering the bringing of the light -- a gospel of hope and salvation. Well, up to a point. Boiled down, his message is that if they are worried about the rising waters, they should sandbag the foreshores and move to higher ground (if there is any), because he is not going to do anything substantial to help.
As Extinction Rebellion protested peacefully in Mullumbimby recently to hold the Byron Shire Council accountable to its stated commitment to action on clime change
The climate emergency is gathering pace as scientists continue to quantify the impacts of a heating planet and the long term viability of sustaining humanity, and the planet, as we know it.
More than half-a-dozen locals have sacrificed their liberty for environmental causes in the last 24 hours.
Brisbane has again been disrupted by Extinction Rebellion activists as they highlight the climate disaster that, according to the scientific community, needs immediate action from governments around the world.
Taking action on the climate emergency is in everyone's hands and a simple first step you can take is to plant trees on National Tree Day.
The biggest threat to the planet isn’t fossil fuels. It’s fossil fools. Or as they are more commonly known: climate-change denialists.