This year the Great Barrier Reef experienced its worst bleaching event ever and the Australian public didn’t let the Reef down. The public said loud and clear they support coral rather than coal. The Australian public know the fossil fuel era is over.
Monday afternoon the text came through: the Federal Court had upheld the Abbott Government’s environmental approval for the massive Carmichael mine. The court challenge, brought by our friends at the Australian Conservation Foundation, was defeated.
This week the world took a big step forward in the fight against dangerous global warming.
The Paris Agreement on climate change - the first universal, legally binding, agreement to cut carbon emissions - was voted into law by enough nations to come into force.
It was the people vs oil, and we: the people, just won. Having BP rule out drilling in the Bight is a momentous win that thousands of people like you and dozens of communities made possible. Thank you all for standing up for the Bight!
Coal industry bosses and allied state and federal politicians have expressed “shock and dismay” over revelations that civil society groups like Greenpeace are working together to protect the environment.