Alarm that IPCC WGIII report on climate mitigation accepts overshoot of 1.5°C and relies on unproven technofixes that won’t curb runaway climate change
Once again, the IPCC’s findings have become a political battleground. Climate justice campaigners fear that climate scientists’ core message – that we must make an urgent just transition away from fossil fuels to limit the risk of runaway warming – is being undermined by the legitimisation of a 1.5 degree overshoot in modelled scenarios, and pathways that include unproven and speculative technologies to supposedly cool the planet later down the line. Activists and experts from Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest grassroots environmental federation, gave their responses.
This was the climate election we really needed. Although the mainstream media debate largely focused on issues like the cost of living, there was clearly a deep desire in the community to see the parties commit to meaningful action on climate change. Poll after poll showed the depth of community concern for climate action. Poll after poll showed that this concern cut across party lines. But the conservatives in the federal government continued to ignore these calls, while stoking the culture war. And now they have paid the price of this refusal to listen to the community.
In compiling this edition, Chain Reaction asked contributors to share their experiences of gender (in)justice and dismantling the patriarchy within the broader environment and social justice movement. Auntie Rissah Vox shares her experiences in this Chain Reaction #140 article. Readers are advised this article contains images of deceased Aboriginal & Torres Strait people. Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, assault.
In compiling this edition, Chain Reaction asked activists to share their experiences of gender (in)justice and dismantling the patriarchy within the broader environment and social justice movement. Author of Butterfly's Children, Eleanor (Annie) March, shares her thoughts in this Chain Reaction #140 article.
The Pacific Elders Voice group of highly renowned present and former leaders has issued two strong statements in relation to major regional and global issues - new security moves by the Australian government and its partners in the AUKUS agreement, and the recently released Working Group II 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC.
Several nuclear facilities in Ukraine have been attacked by the Russian military over the past fortnight: a nuclear research facility at Kharkiv; two radioactive waste storage sites; the Chernobyl nuclear site (which no longer has operating reactors); and the operating Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
Waddamuli (hello) It’s happening! From Monday 23rd to Friday 27th May we’re hosting the second Tour De Carmichael - a 5 day guided cycle tour on Wangan and Jagalingou Country.Save the date and call up your mates!