People v. Arctic Oil , our court case agains the Norwegian Government, is happening right now! Although the court case is focusing on oil drilling in the Arctic, it’s so important to realise that this legal battle will make waves all around the world. Why? Because when it comes to climate change ‘what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic, it affects us all.’ Here are some of the most beautiful locations that are at risk;
This morning, before the sun came up, while much of Bonn was sleeping, the Pacific Island Represent team laced up our winter shoes and headed out into the dark. We had never done anything like this before. And what we were about to see was also a first.
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.
Krill is whale food. In fact, it’s a commonly held misbelief that ‘krill’ in Norwegian literally means ‘whale food’. It doesn’t, but it’s still true. Massive swarms of krill, a tiny micro-shrimp in the Antarctic Ocean, provide the principal food for blue whales – the largest animal that ever lived.
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.
Across the Internet or in your favourite bookstore you’ll find many stories of great leadership. They focus on the character of great leaders and the decisions they made, the courage they displayed, the integrity they possessed.
Combatting climate change is a huge problem that demands a concerted global effort. Landmark deals like the Paris Agreement are touted as the way forward but they’re not worth the paper they’re written on if the nations signed up don’t obey them.