Land & water

Changing climate, Changing oceans

Wendy Flannery examines the latest ocean changes, and their affect on the Pacific. Published in Chain Reaction #141.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Protecting Tuvalu's Statehood

Hon. Simon Kofe discusses re-defining sovereignty to include fixed maritime boundaries, for Pacific nations loosing their land. From Chain Reaction #141.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

The significance of climate forces migration for pacific culture and spirituality

Stella Miria-Robinson shares powerful Pacific perspectives on migration, for Chain Reaction #141.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Weaving The Mat - Reverend James Bhagwan on Pacific approaches to climate justice

Volker Boege writes for Chain Reaction #141 on the importance of including Pacific spirituality in climate justice.
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Climate & Energy Justice

We Need Renewables in the Right Place

"Can you imagine 239 turbines abutting the Tasmanian World Heritage Area, or Kakadu World Heritage Area, or the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area? The Wet Tropics deserves better!"
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Climate & Energy Justice

The ‘climate election’ we need to have

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.
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Land & water

Another year. Still no national air fleet

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.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Nifty Neville; Catch Him If You Can

This article was written for Chain Reaction magazine by John Merkyl.
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Land & water

Fighting the fires of the future

The fires of 2019/20 showed that, in a bad year, we just don’t have enough capacity to fight wildfire. Thankfully the summer of 2020/21 was mild. Before this summer starts, we need a deeper commitment from the federal government for fire fighting.
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Climate & Energy Justice

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.
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