"One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.
Climate change is not a faraway nightmare. It’s real, it’s here, and it’s changing the way humans live. We’re seeing the effects all around us - polar ice melting, sea level rising and extreme weather events.
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hearing a lot of bad news recently, so let's start there. Here's a random sampling of some of the big bad stories of 2016 so far (well, actually, the last week).
Blog post from Cayla Tikaram - Greenpeace Australia Pacific Intern
On Saturday night, the cyclone of all cyclones rocked our tiny island nation. As we clung together in cupboards, under tables and holding the people we loved close, I’m sure a collective prayer or two went up! Nothing prepares you for the wrath of Mother Nature at her harshest, and with 350mph winds pummeling through our land, Cyclone Winston showed no discrimination in its destruction. It’s too safe to say none of us want to ever feel that sort of force again.
I know this question has kept you up the last three nights and now, finally, we have the answer: $6.236.
That's $6.236 billion in the 2016 federal budget for the diesel fuel rebate. Read on for what that means…
At the Leaders debate at the National Press Club in Canberra on May 29 the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the public that he had a practical plan for action on climate change and it was working. The Prime Minister didn’t mention the Reef once.
On Sunday night, a group of Greenpeace volunteers, including myself, took to the streets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to take a stand against the coal industry and its place in causing mass coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef.
On the shortest night of the year, under a full moon, volunteers across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane braved the night to change the ads in bus, train, and tram stops. The new image shows the Australian public the devastating impacts the coal industry has on the Great Barrier Reef. They painted the town white, just like the coal industry has done to the reef.