Primal roar for the climate

7 June 2019 in Geelong. Share on Facebook

Dissatisfied, frustrated, angry, scared or feeling blue about the complete failure of our elected leaders when it comes to adequately addressing the existential threat that the climate emergency now confronts us with?

Then join Caroline Danaher at Geelong city hall on Fridays in June and July 2019 in the hour between 11am and 12pm for the warm-up to letting out the steam in a collective Primal Rrrrrrrrroar for the Climate at exactly 11:59am, one minute to twelve.

The clock is ticking for our leaders to step up and show some responsibility: help make the changes in our society that scientists tell us are necessary: we must halve our emissions in less than a decade.

Roar it out so our elected leaders can hear it!

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Primal roar for the climate

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What is a primal climate roar?

Caroline Danaher explained on Facebook about the Primal Roar for the Climate:

Shannon Loughnane organised this in Melbourne on 1 June 2019. People have asked me when they will get a Roar of their own in Geelong. Let’s get them happening everywhere. You need a group of people with big lungs. Someone to warm up your voices with you, and a time to do it.”

In Geelong, the #FridaysforFuture Primal Roar for the Climate takes place on Fridays at the City Hall for 1 minute starting at 11:59am.

What’s behind the roar?

The hidden impact of climate change in our hearts and minds
This is what our leaders fail to recognise… This is what councillors, in Geelong’s and Surf Coast Shire’s case, must begin to realise, acknowledge and act on — the hidden impact of climate change in young people’s hearts and minds:

“Young people are terrified, they are angry and they are baffled. They do not understand why more action isn’t being taken. As the effects of climate change become more severe, so will the effects on our mental health. The storms outside are certainly important, but it’s really the storms inside, the psychological toll inside, that has the power to take us down.”
~ Lise van Susteren, psychiatrist

Honesty, courage and responsibility

“Reducing greenhouse gases requires honesty, courage and responsibility,” Pope Francis tweeted on 19 June 2015. “We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to be progressively replaced without delay,” the Catholic leader wrote four years ago – on 18 June 2015 – when he released Laudato Si’, his encyclical letter on ecology and climate change. Eight out of ten Australians want to get on with the job, according to polls, but our elected representatives in parliaments and councils keep delaying this process of transition.

Greta Thunberg, 16 years old, says it as it is:

“This is above all an emergency, and not just any emergency. This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced. This is not something you can like on Facebook.”

This is a video recording of a speech she delivered at the Austrian World Summit in Vienna in presence of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, President Van der Bellen, Arnold Schwartzenegger and a great number of heads of states.

Media coverage

→ Canberra Times – 1 June 2019:
Victorians roar for climate change action
“About 100 people gathered outside parliament in Melbourne on Saturday to make a minute-long ‘primal roar for the climate’. “

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One comment

  1. Who will come and warm up our voices beforehand?
    Do we have singers and musicians among us?
    Someone who could maybe bring a guitar and lead us in songs.
    Can you – or do you know someone?

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