Australia has suffered through its hottest day on record, and more heat waves are forecast. If we want to spare our children worse to come, we need to stop creating greenhouse pollution.
“A few minutes later, an image arrived which was really – it’s still quite upsetting to see the image – it’s all of our five children underneath the jetty huddled up to neck-deep sea water which is cold, we’ve swam the day before and it was cold.” Bonnie Walker, of Dunalley, Tasmania, describes how her children and parents spent three hours in the water to survive the bushfire that destroyed their home. Continue reading
Everything about the Galilee Basin in Australia is epic. Its name, its size and sparse beauty as well as the enormous amount of coal buried just under the soil and the scale of mining being proposed to dig it up. Just take a look at these photos to grasp the size we’re talking about. Continue reading
By Nathaniel Pelle
For a long time organizations like Greenpeace, backed by people like you, have been calling for stronger protection of our oceans. This week showed our voices were heard. The Australian Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke announced a new ocean protection plan that is a great step forward for marine protection.
Unfortunately, however, it was not the leap we were asking for – or what the scientists say is needed. Continue reading