“The evidence wasn’t strong enough for me to say the sale should go ahead.”
We are now seeing the serious impacts of climate change around the world. To rescue the future from this growing maelstrom, we need to act quickly. We need to stop the burning of fossil fuels, and we need it yesterday if we want to save tomorrow.
The current licence limits for toxic pollutants known to harm health such as nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, particulates and mercury remain too high and are much higher than limits placed on coal fired power stations in many other countries
We must prepare for metres of sea level rise in the longer term beyond 2050 by planning now for a safe and efficient transfer to higher ground.
We live on stolen land. Sovereignty was never ceded. The western neo-colonial concept of land ownership and domination doesn’t sit well. The traditional owners of this Country, from the Hawkesbury River to Lake Macquarie, from the beaches to the hinterland, have left an astonishing legacy.
The debris needs to be moved immediately otherwise there is a 300 acre tinderbox on the doorstep of many residences right before an El Nino hot and dry fire season.
“We’re not aiming to break any records during this venture,” says Tom Hunt. “But we do plan to connect with politicians and climate action groups at events along the way.”
The UN Decade calls on all levels of society and sectors – government, industry, First Nations Australians and local communities – to work together to restore our ecosystems.
“One of the issues from an urban liveability perspective is that with increasing population density, we need more public space,” Dr Harris says
The campaign, which will use footage from On the Brink, already has the support of the Bob Brown Foundation, Friends of the Earth, NSW Greens, Wilderness Australia, NSW Nature Conservation Council, Australian Rainforest Conservation Society, Rainforest 4 Foundation, Extinction Rebellion, Rainforest Rescue, North East Forest Alliance, Morag Gamble’s vast permaculture network, Community Voice Australia, ACF Central Coast, Mullum Seed, Community Environment Network, Central Coast Permaculture.