Monday, November 21, 2005

Walk Against Warming

Walk against warming is being organised around a global day of climate action on December 3rd.

Come and tell the government and media that you want a clean renewable future for Australia, and no more dirty polluting coal. Action is needed to prevent dangerous climate change now.

Call for the federal government to first ratify kyoto, then further reduce coal pollution to save Australia from more droughts, save the Great Barrier Reef. and provide a safe and clean future for all of us.

Sign up to clean energy! dont get your electricity from dirty coal. An organisation called Power to Change will help you to get your electricity from cleaner sources- such as wind and solar power.

Bring your friends!! it will be a fun day for all with bands in Hyde Park North.

Help Create a global wave of protest to press for the urgent action we need to prevent catastrphic destabilisation of our global climate. for more information on international activities visit:

By Anna Migdal
posted 21 November 05


The big thaw
Global disaster will follow if the ice cap on Greenland melts. Now scientists say it is vanishing far faster than even they expected.

Changing New Orleans
US: Its bittersweet being back in New Orleans. Although the architecture is the same, and its a relief to walk the streets and reunite with old friends, already this is a very different city from the one I love. Its a city where some areas are quickly rebuilding and other parts are being left far behind. A city where people who have lived here for generations are now unwelcome in a hundred different ways.

Nuclear Power PR campaign debunked by report
Anti-nuclear activists replied to advocates of nuclear power with a comprehensive damning report 'Nuclear Power - No Solution to Climate Change'. Fifty people attended the launch held at Northcote Town Hall organised by Friends of the Earth. Speakers included report author, Dr Jim Green, physicist Dr Alan Roberts, and President of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, Dr Tilmin Ruff.

Pressure remains on Australia as Kyoto takes effect
Australia and the United States have both refused to ratify the deal, arguing it is not in their best interest. They will be denied access to a new international trading market where developing countries will get credits for cutting back emissions.