Climate

We want to live our lives to the full, while keeping our planet healthy and beautiful so our children can do the same. Revolutionising the way we use and produce energy is not only necessary; it is the safest and easiest way to protect our way of life. It’s time we chose a clean energy future.

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Stop reckless coal developments in the Great Barrier Reef

Coal exported from Australia, when burnt, creates more greenhouse gas emissions than every other source of emissions in Australia combined. Right now, Australian mining companies are planning to increase coal exports. This drives climate change even harder at a time when the world is suffering its effects: extreme weather, bush fires, flooding and more.  Read more

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Greg Hunt, let’s just pretend Carmichael never happened

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 24 July, 2015

It’s been a tough week for Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt. We have some advice we think might just help… It’s not been his best week. Image copyright News Limited, via news.com.au Greg Hunt’s very bad, terribly awful week Being the...

12 photos that changed the world

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 24 July, 2015

The Quaker concept of bearing witness is one of the guiding principles of Greenpeace. Nowhere is this more manifest than in the images we produce. One of the founders of Greenpeace, Bob Hunter, proposed the notion of ‘Mind Bombs’ –  when an...

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 4 June, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the impact of all...

A spectacular event you won’t want to miss

Blog entry by Jacki Boyce | 4 June, 2015

For one special night, the Eastern Shard at Federation Square in Melbourne will be transformed into a glittering canvas of light and live performance, revealing the majesty – and dark underbelly – of life on the Great Barrier Reef. Aerial...

China coal use falls, bringing carbon dioxide emissions down too

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 1 June, 2015

Official data from China shows coal use continuing to fall precipitously – bringing carbon dioxide emissions down with it. The data – which comes months before crucial climate talks in Paris – means China has cut emissions during the first four...

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