Climate

  • Welcome to Port Augusta's Independent Air Monitoring Page

    20 March 2017

    Welcome to Port Augusta's independent air monitoring page - run by the community, for the community. Here you will find daily updates on the air quality in the town of Port Augusta. This device is continuously measuring the PM10 level in the air - these are very fine particles known to cause respiratory problems.

  • Frosty the Snowman’s fossil fetish

    7 December 2016

    What a children’s song teaches us about coal, climate change and the dangers of greed; and why Turnbull should put our billion dollars back into aid, not subsidies.

  • Shining a light on dodgy fossil fuel subsidies

    1 December 2016

    Thousands of people demanded an inquiry into the fossil fuel subsidies costing Australia billions and cooking our climate. Now our voices have been heard. Not once, but twice.

  • Damn the Dams: Why we need to say no to flooding the Amazon

    29 June 2016

    Imagine, for a second, if your home was sunk under water. Not temporarily flooded, like a leaky roof after heavy rains, or water on your carpet that eventually receded. But permanently. Imagine your whole town under water. That is what is currently proposed for the lands of the Munduruku people, in the heart of the Amazon.

  • Breaking: Greenpeace climbers at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's office

    24 June 2016

    As you read this, I’m suspended from a streetlight, 15m off the ground, right outside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney office. With fellow volunteer, Christina, who is on another streetlight next to me, we just safely hung a banner with a strong message that Turnbull can’t miss. Here’s what it looks like:

  • The Reef is indeed in danger - the truth behind the lies

    6 June 2016

    Environment Minister Greg Hunt has tweeted the most despicable words of the election campaign so far. Across a picture of sparkling blue Great Barrier Reef waters, he has in recent days proclaimed: “Under Labor, the U.N. put the Great Barrier Reef on the in danger ‘watch-list’. Under the Coalition, it came off.”

  • Why I got my kit off for a #CoalFree future

    22 April 2016

    You may have caught Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s video launching the #CoalFree movement to protect the things we love from coal pollution. The video features four half-naked volunteers having their bodies painted - half of them as black smoke protruding from coal stacks and the other half as all the colours of Australia’s most precious natural environments. That’s me on the right, in the spectacular colours of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Painting Ourselves White to Keep the Reef Colourful

    22 April 2016

    Friday morning nearly 100 of us gathered near the Sydney Opera House to raise awareness about the current coral bleaching event and to call on the government to get serious about fighting climate change.