At dusk, gathering before the Latrobe Valley’s Yallourn power station and open cut coal mine. 25 September 2016. Photograph by Peter Houghton.
Inspired by Allana Beltran’s graceful and haunting Weld Angel, Climate Guardians use angel iconography to highlight the vital role of guardianship for all life and the precious natural resources that sustain it.
Based on the best available science, Climate Guardians warn of the imminent threat of climate breakdown if human economies fail to transition to a zero emissions while also drawing down legacy carbon at emergency speed and scale, before 2030.
Resource wars over fossil fuels – finite resources that can only be exploited once – are destroying our climate and destabilizing world peace. Climate Guardians call for the declareation of a state of Climate Emergency to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground. All lives depend on a safe climate. Failure is not an option.
Action, as outlined in our Safe Climate Demands is our moral responsibility.