Stella Miria-Robinson shares powerful Pacific perspectives on migration, for Chain Reaction #141.
Volker Boege writes for Chain Reaction #141 on the importance of including Pacific spirituality in climate justice.
As pre polling opens for the 2022 federal election, climate change and the environment have been largely missing from the mainstream debate. Yet what happens at this election will impact climate and environment, in a time where science makes it abundantly clear that we don’t have time to waste if we want to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Aerial firefighting capacity – planes and helicopters - are an essential component of Australia’s ability to respond to bushfires. This was demonstrated in the 2019-2020 bushfire season, when an unprecedented use of aircraft occurred. This summer was mild in the east but Western Australia saw months of terrible fires.
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.