We all have that one embarrassing uncle. You know, the one that hosts a family function and then proceeds to argue with everyone. The one that brings up all the embarrassing stories, such as the moment when you peed your pants when you were ten. Well, at this year’s G20 summit hosted in Brisbane, Tony Continue reading →
We usually refer to them as Pacific Island nations, but calling places like Kiribati ocean nations is more accurate. The people of Kiribati are not just surrounded by oceans – they depend on healthy oceans for survival.
Could the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area become one of the largest coal ports in the world? The Australian Government has approved construction of the devastating Carmichael mega-mine. This coal mine would be the largest Australia has ever seen. Its coal would produce a shocking 130 million tonnes of deadly carbon dioxide emissions every Continue reading →
The latest United Nations report on climate change is about to be finalised, written by thousands of scientists. The report is VERY important, but also a bit dull. What we really want to know is: How bad is climate change? And what can we do about it? Using the latest IPCC findings and a few Continue reading →
The Great Barrier Reef is a national icon. It’s a place people all over the world travel to Australia to see. It’s the world’s largest reef. Now all of this is at risk. It’s an absolute outrage that the Government would allow Indian mining giant Adani to dredge millions of cubic metres of seabed within Continue reading →
Amazing news for the Reef! One of the world’s top investment banks Citi – has joined Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Barclays by stating they will not fund Reef destruction by financing the new Abbot Point coal terminal. If foreign banks aren’t willing to finance the development of coal ports in the Continue reading →
It’s no secret that I am an emotional person, and that nothing inspires me more than people standing up for what they believe in. Last week, as the Pacific Climate Warriors led a flotilla in the world’s largest coal port – even the most unemotional among those witnessing were moved.
‘Shark‘: it’s an evocative and symbolic single syllable. Just the sound of the word conjures up a host of associated images, usually to do with menacing fins, teeth, and a certain cinematic soundtrack.
‘If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.’ (Bill McKibben, founder 350.org) The Australian National University (ANU)’s decision to sell its shares in seven unethical resource companies has hit the headlines over the past week. Suddenly ‘divestment’ is splashed across the front pages and the government is up in Continue reading →
Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will not renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and Arctic defenders everywhere. And it’s a huge blow to Shell’s strategy of partnering with beloved brands to clean Continue reading →
‘Look, a polar bear!’ He might be a Head of State, but even the President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong, could not hide his excitement at seeing one of these magnificent animals in the wild. The young male polar bear was sitting on an elevated rocky ledge looking down at us with curiosity – perhaps Continue reading →
When it comes to resource extraction and the political process — the issue is a global one. Have a look at some of the recent coal-ruption stories that have been breaking all around the world.
Greenpeace recently revealed that one of Australia’s most prestigious universities, the University of Sydney, has a million dollar stake in the company responsible for the largest coal mine currently under construction in Australia. But what happens when the university shows their commitment to fossil fuels by letting Whitehaven Coal build a coal mine inside the Continue reading →
So many inspiring pictures are flooding in from the People’s Climate March events around the world. Spread the word to turn up the heat on politicians attending the UN climate summit this week. Were you there yesterday? Share your photos with us in the comments
Try as they might, climate change deniers have been unable to convince Australians that extreme weather events aren’t increasing, and that fossil fuel companies are innocent bystanders to global warming. Check out the results of new Australian polling below. Image via @geeksrulz on Twitter
By John Keane, University of Sydney Pushed and pulled in different directions by government policies and market forces, modern universities try hard to be public institutions for the public good. Fond of proclamations, their efforts are impressive – sources of hope in times when many people feel things are not going well. The historic Quadrangle Continue reading →
The People’s Climate March will take place this coming Sunday. And with around 2,000 events planned, including huge rallies in New York and London, this may well prove to be the large climate rally in history. But what is the People’s Climate March, and why is it happening now? Some background… In the final week Continue reading →
MUST SEE: Incredible footage caught on tape as a tourist records an ‘iceberg tsunami’ heading towards his boat in Greenland. You’ll never believe what happens next…
Greenpeace is working towards creating a green and peaceful world for the children of today and tomorrow, so we love receiving letters from kids who are passionate about the work we do. Recently, we received some beautiful illustrations from 8-year-old Samuel Kelso, advocating for saving trees and a switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. With Continue reading →
From the national headlines to the private board rooms of Sydney Uni, people are talking about us. Do you know why?