Hurricane Harvey is a reminder of the cost we pay for climate denial and inaction, Ryan Schleeter writes.
With rain expected to continue falling through this Friday, what we already know about Hurricane Harvey paints a devastating picture.
A few weeks ago, mum called to tell me how horrified she had been to find out that plastic toothbrushes end up in landfill; and that she had bought bamboo brushes for the whole family. I promised to remember to take my new toothbrush on my next visit; and of course reassured her that, yes, I do still remember to always brush up and down. Needless to say, she was really excited about the new toothbrushes (and my dental hygiene).
CommBank invested more money into polluting fossil fuels in 2016 than any other Australian bank. By propping up dirty energy, CommBank is holding us back from a future with clean air, clean water and a healthy Great Barrier Reef.
Always being a keen “keyboard activist”, signing petitions and sending emails, I told myself that as a busy working mum this was all I had time to do. So, when Greenpeace asked me to step up and lead some Coalbank action in my region, the temptation was soon quashed with my own ready mantra, “I’m working full time and now studying too – I haven’t got the time”
As the Prime Minister prepares to attend the G20 conference in Germany the Deputy Program Director of Greenpeace, Susannah Compton, has sent him a letter reminding him of the importance of maintaining the progress that financial institutions have made towards funding sustainable energy in developing countries.