As people and governments around the world are starting to act on climate change, the Norwegian government is moving in the opposite direction – opening up the remote Arctic for new oil drilling and putting people’s lives at risk.
Alot can happen pretty quickly here in Port Augusta. Only yesterday I was getting ready to launch a campaign with Greenpeace to ask the South Australian government to follow through on their original promise to pay for the remediation of Bird Lake.
I received a super excited Snapchat the other day. A friend of mine has almost finished his degree in engineering and he’s already been offered a job… at BP. British Petroleum. At first, I wanted to be angry. I hoped he’d turn it down, but the more I think about it, the more I hope he takes it
Today is a big day for our oceans. It is good news for sea turtles and sharks, sea birds and tuna. It is also a great day for hundreds of thousands of workers at sea, many of whom have been victims of horrendous working conditions and human rights abuses.
It comes as no real surprise that oil companies are gunning to begin seismic testing in one of the last truly unspoilt stretches of ocean. The Great Australian Bight has been on the radar of greedy oil companies for the past few years now, and the battle continues to protect it.
“The Great Australian Bight is the greatest whale nursery on this planet. The whale story where I come from is my university, my school… Whales like sperm whales, blue whales, pygmy blue whales, killer whales, humpback whales – they travel down there to honour that great journey, that song, that story of the great white whale Jeedara that is there now… ” - Bunna Lawrie, Mirning Elder.