Fracking is a loaded word.
When it is spoken people see images of lit cigarette lighters next to water taps with pops of flame jumping from the flowing liquid. Burning rivers, water contamination and mystery illnesses.
Cairns. Type it into Google, and the first sentence celebrates it as ‘The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.' For me, it’s a lot of other things as well. My name is Natalie, and I grew up in Cairns, Far North Queensland. I’m a supporter of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and I am deeply disturbed by the government's apathetic response to the coral bleaching event off the coast of my hometown, as a direct result of climate change.
In severe cases someone with black lung suffocates, unable to draw breath into organs left looking like a blackened sponge.
It is a terrible disease, long thought eradicated in this country. But now it’s back .
Originally published on HuffPost
Becky Giblin is a volunteer from Nananu-i-ra, a small island off Rakiraki. Becky shares her experiences of living on the frontlines of climate change and why she is a passionate defender of our planet.
Yesterday, amid much fanfare, it was announced that Adani Group had given the Carmichael coal mine "the go-ahead.” Who gave the “green light” for the project you ask? The board of the company that has been trying to build the mine for the past seven years!
People all across the globe are resisting US President Trump's attempts to derail action on climate change. Trump's move to pull the US out of the historic Paris Agreement has been overwhelmingly condemned by government and business leaders the world over.
Nicola Bowskill was one of dozens of local community members who took their dirty laundry to the Newcastle coal port in an effort to let Commonwealth Bank know about the devastating consequences of their lending to fossil fuel companies.