Here they are - Coral Bleach and The Coal Heads - at Parliament station standing up for BUMS, ahem, YOUR rightful rights and entitlements on the eve of Australia's Federal Election 2022! Making sure that peeps don't be fooled by other peeps' FAKE NEWS*!...
COP26 Bridge to Zero Emissions Performance
Sunday, 31st October 2021, from 7pm to sunset in Melbourne (from 8am Glasgow, UK time)
A performed installation of newly created music to send a powerful message to United Nations delegates as they arrived for Day 1 of COP26 climate negotiations.
As dusk fell, seven Climate Guardians performed on Melbourne’s iconic Princes Bridge; one Angel for each of the Earth’s continents. Joining as Angels, composers/musicians Susan Bamford Caleo and Elissa Goodrich performed their specially created music arranged for Federation Handbells.
A Deadly Gas Grab
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Climate Guardians Visit Westernport’s Crib Point, Threatened by AGL’s Gas Import Project
Image courtesy of Julian Meehan As reported in The Mornington Peninsula News, Climate Guardians proudly joined concerned local citizens from Save Westernport at Crib Point’s Woolley’s Beach on Monday 22 February. Our visit was strategically timed to coincide with the...
Facts vs Falsehoods and other news
As challenging as well as deeply unfairly felt as lockdowns have been, COVID-19’s capacity to expose democracy’s diseases has been exceptional. At least it seems that a lot more people are seriously considering what the point is of: • leaders who wilfully ignore...
BUMS Stand Up for AGL!
What follows is BUMS official submission to this heinous Victorian Government Inquiry: 24 August 2020 Crib Point Inquiry and Advisory Committee Planning Panels Victoria SUBMISSION: Crib Point gas import jetty and gas pipeline project Dear Sir/Madam, This Inquiry is...
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Urgent Message to COP25 Delegates: Time for Cooperative Agreements
As United Nations delegates were arriving for Day 1 of COP25 climate negotiations in Madrid, 624 pairs of hand cast clay skins from Bridget Nicholson’s Touch This Earth Lightly project lay in tight neat rows on the banks of the Yarra River opposite Federation Square...
Here To Win Not Fight: IMARC Blockade for Climate Justice
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Tell the Truth
Who is responsible for News Corp's non-compliance with basic journalistic codes of ethics that underpin the right to hold media licences? Climate Guardians are staging ongoing 'visitations' to highlight that the media giant's shameless championing of climate deniers...
BHP: Evolve Your Purpose
Dear Mr Henry,
Congratulations on your new role as BHP’s CEO.
We feel encouraged by reports suggesting that you intend continuing BHP’s progress in response to fast evolving community expectations that companies take responsibility for their impacts on communities and the natural world as together we face terrifying, converging climate and mass extermin ation crises.*
However, your senior role in ecocidal industry organisations that are aggressively meddling in our democratic process in order to prevent Australia from rapidly transitioning to a socially and ecologically sustainable economy – namely, the Minerals Council of Australia, Coal21 and the Business Council of Australia – give us huge cause for concern. With Australia on fire and facing unprecedented hot and dry conditions on all fronts as we head into what is expected to be a blistering summer, Coal21’s planned $4-$5million propaganda push is morally reprehensible.
As you are likely aware, climate change is a huge concern for most Australians, particularly young people who are aware that they will bear the brunt of the appalling failures of leadership of today’s seemingly craven self-serving policy makers. Meanwhile, defending the environment is becoming extremely dangerous, particularly for those on the frontline of resource extraction, as well as extreme weather, fires, floods and droughts – all symptoms of the climate emergency. Amnesty International estimates that three environment defenders are dying every week for courageously protecting the natural world that all life depends on.
Given that closed loop, socially and ecologically sustainable clean (zero emission) energy alternatives and collaborative modes of production and ownership have been in development for many decades, we feel confident that you are aware that BHP could naturally drawdown the 9.8 billion tonnes of legacy carbon that the company is responsible for. Moreover, BHP is extraordinarily well placed to help fast track nature based greenhouse gas mitigation projects. And given that BHP has made zero investments in renewable energy, there are obviously a lot of opportunities for the ‘Big Australian’ in this ‘sunburnt country’ as well as elsewhere in the world.
We know that to achieve genuinely positive change that is best for All, progressive leaders rely on the wider community to demand that they evolve. So we are here to give you the encouragement you need to rapidly shift BHP away from extractive and exploitative business practices towards collaborative and creative, socially and ecologically sustainable modes of operating that will benefit All.
We know that humans can be incredibly creative and collaborative; truly ingenious in remarkable ways that improve conditions for All. More than at any time in human history, for the sake of all life on this precious planet, we need humans to step up and be truly great.
It is in this spirit that Climate Guardians will continue delivering messages to you, to BHP, and to your colleagues, whether they be decision makers, financiers or peers in the mining industry who (along with forestry, agri-business, and chemical companies) have historically become obscenely wealthy from wreaking unimaginable damage and suffering.
And please know that we would welcome the opportunity to discuss the multitude of opportunities a company like yours has to partner with scientists, sustainability technicians, local community leaders, and certified B investors that balance purpose and profit, amongst other things, to begin the mammoth task of undoing BHP’s terrible legacy of damage, and to position your company to enable All to prosper in the 21st century.
With hope and peace,
The Climate Guardians
* Please note that this is not a mass extinction because unlike previous events in our Earth’s history, the consequences of ecocidal industry practices have been well understood since mid last century.