Tag Archives: climate change
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Divestment is really rather good

Last year I heard Bill McKibben speak in Canberra as part of his “Do the Maths” tour. It was sensational. What most impressed me was less his oratory, less his analogies, and more the simple strategic brilliance of the divestment campaign. With the Abbott Government tearing up clean energy laws, and the climate movement regrouping […]

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Rallies had their chants

I recently attended the AYCC’s Power Shift 2013, a youth climate summit held in Melbourne from July 13-15. Around 1200 young people from around Australia converged there to hear from inspirational speakers, learn from expert campaigners, and take part in a mass action on the final day. This was my fourth Power Shift and the […]

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Australia can go from ‘Laggard to Leader’ on Climate

Monday July 23rd I popped along to Beyond Zero Emission‘s presentation on their recent report: Laggard to Leader: How Australia Can Lead the World to Zero Carbon Prosperity. The report was authored by Fergus Green and Rueben Finighan; Green and I attended COP 15 together (although, as I’ve written…I remember little of him). I’m a […]

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Book 21: “Madlands”, Anna Rose.

This was a very exciting book for me to read. Firstly, Anna sent me an advance proof digital copy. It was like I was an actual book reviewer. Secondly, Anna is a friend of mine and had published a book. This is exciting. Thirdly, I was conscious that this book could significantly influence the climate […]

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Melbourne, 11 Months In.

I’m packing my room to move to my second Melbourne Sharehouse. Gradually emptying my bookshelf, sticking big A4 things into a calico bag, I come upon an A4 envelope from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s Meet Your Member Finale, July 2011. The consequence of open slather of Kris Kringle style good vibes, it contains lovely […]

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“The Island President”, COP15, and My Self

Last night at ACMI I saw The Island President, the last film being shown as part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. It was the tale of President Mohamed Nasheed’s fight to save his country, the Maldives, from climate change. The film followed his political defiance of the Gayoom dictatorship up to the […]

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