“Time for politicians to act”, said the scientists three decades years ago. But politicians didn’t think it was time. As this blogpost documents, through more than half a century, we – humanity, but in particular: our elected leaders and business
Guests in the The Sustainable Hour’s climatesafety-bunker on 22 April 2019 are 17-year-old school striker Oscar Pearce, student and school captain at Albert Park College, and our treasured ‘people-reporter’ Lene Foghsgaard who stops by the headquarters to greet our listeners
Thoughts, reflections and observations on Saturday’s – from a climate activists’ perspective shocking and sad – election result in Australia, where once again a hollow promise of “a strong economy” and the right to pollute our common atmosphere and destroy
Friday 3 May 2019 was a Climate Election Day of Action in 75 locations across Australia, where thousands of students left their schools in order to pay their local federal politicians a visit instead, as a contribution to the #climateelection
“If you’ve been keeping your powder dry, waiting for the moment when the climate fight really needed you–right about now would be that moment.”
On 1 May 2019, the British Labour party moved a non-binding motion in the House of Commons to declare ‘an environment and climate emergency’, which was passed by members of the Parliament across the floor.
The problem with Labor’s support for climate action is that it is either fake, hollow or misguided. We need to call out those politicians who think they can sign a climate emergency declaration and then spruik fossil fuels. Peter Khalil,
Australia has a new ‘Climate Party’ formed around the climate emergency. It is called Independents for Climate Action Now, ICAN.
As much as we need to talk about the future, with climate change it’s important also to remember a few things that happened in the past. We didn’t have to get into this trouble, we didn’t have to have a scary climate catastrophe looming over our heads and in the back of our minds. It was a conscious, deliberate choice. Because once we get that, it also becomes a lot more obvious that getting us out of the mess similarly begins with a simple, conscious choice: The political choice.
A sustainable hour with Damien Cole where he announces that he is running as an independent for the seat of Corangamite in the upcoming federal election.