Climate Guardian Angels on Minister for the Environment’s rooftop protesting his approval of the Carmichael coal mine

Press Release

A host of Climate Guardian Angels have descended on the rooftop of Minister Greg Hunt’s office in Hastings, and are refusing to get down until he revokes his approval of the Carmichael coal mine.

What: A protest/sit in

When: 11am, Friday 16th October

Where: 184 Salmon St, Hastings Victoria.photo(1)

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A host of Climate Guardian Angels have descended on Minister for the Environment’s rooftop to protest his approval of the Carmichael coal mine.

The project, proposed by Indian mining giant Adani will produce up to 60 million tonnes of coal for export a year, transported through the Abbot Point terminals which are located close to the Great Barrier Reef.

As climate scientists are finding new evidence of accelerated global warming with methane plumes erupting from seabeds, and new modeling on ‘unstoppable’ Arctic sea ice melt with 30-100 cm seal level rises by 2100, this approval of this mine is grossly negligent towards future generations and their intergenerational right to a safe and just climate.

The Carmichael mine has been declared ‘unbankable’ by the Queensland treasury, as the price of thermal coal slips to beneath $60 a tonne, widely considered in structural decline as the world moves towards renewable energy sources to combat the worst impacts of runaway climate change. 14 major global banks have refused to fund it.

As the warmest year on record draws to a close, and in the lead up to the UN COP21 climate talks, the decision by the Australian government to further lock our economy into dirty polluting fossil fuels makes a mockery of the pitiful commitment we have made of a 26% cut in emission on 2005 levels by 2030.

Climate Guardian co-convener Dr Liz Conor said, ‘to be actively expanding Australia’s coal export industry now is beyond irresponsible; it is staggeringly negligent. It will consign our children and theirs to a volatile, dangerous climate system, with far reaching repercussions for their lives. If Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Environment Minister Greg Hunt will not listen to the science on climate change — before leaders from the international community — we entreat them to heed the warnings of Guardian Angels.

The Climate Guardians are travelling to Paris to hand deliver letters and artworks by Australian children to UN delegates since their own government is indifferent to their fears about their future in a volatile climate.

Contact: 0424 132 605. Climacts.org.au

Climate Guardian Angels to Descend on the Paris COP21 Talks

The announcement of Australia’s 26% emissions reduction target based on 2005 levels by the Federal government has incited the Climate Guardians to travel at their own expense to the Paris COP21 climate talks to express Australians’ widespread frustration at our government’s inaction on climate change on the world stage.

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The Climate Guardians plan to descend on the Paris COP21 climate talks in December to entreat international leaders to override the ineffective targets announced by former Prime Minister Abbott and upheld by current PM Malcolm Turnbull, which ignore key findings released by the Climate Institute showing the vast majority of Australians demand a transition to clean energy away from coal and want deeper cuts in carbon emissions.

Climate Guardian co-convener Dr Liz Conor said, ‘This woeful commitment to our share of the climate responsibility is an international embarrassment. It smears all Australians as climate shirkers. It is abjectly derelict in our duty of care to all people and life on earth’.

‘Given Australia is the world’s highest greenhouse gas emitter (on a per capita basis), it is unconscionable that our government continues to ignore the increasingly dire warnings by the world’s climate scientists while expanding Australia’s coal export industry.

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The Climate Guardians will be standing in defiance of the fossil fuel corporations whose lobbyists are distorting our democratic system in their rapacious quest to profit from a business model that is rapidly and irreversibly destroying the world’s natural assets.

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In Paris we will be delivering letters written especially by Australian Children imploring international climate leaders to secure their future in a safe and just climate by withstanding our Government’s attempts to scuttle the progress of the talks. Read our full statement.

Please contact us if you would like more information or are interested in participating in the letter writing campaign!

Frackers’ Guild Joins Forces with the Gas Industry

Clean Water Be Dammed, Burn the Renewable Energy Heretics!

The Frackers’ Guild goes back to the year 1033AD to the time when there was a brisk trade in biblical relics and Saint’s body parts. These ‘resurrectionists’ have been digging up the earth for centuries in the name of science, to prove the truth of biblical events such as the Great Flood. They profit from disinterring relics from Noah’s Arc, and body parts from Saints. Now we have proof that the Saints farted: Coal Seam Gas!

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Finally, they’ve found someone else fighting a similar battle – the Gas industry that also wants to disembowel every square inch of the earth’s surface, for its brisk trade also in decomposing organic matter.  The Frackers’ Guild is keen to work together, to strategise, and join forces against the evil conspiracy of Renewable Energy that threatens both our profits.

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We proudly join the Gas industry in shunning scientific studies showing that the use and disposal of large volumes of chemical-laden fracking water could contaminate water tables and trigger earthquakes, and that far greater emissions of methane (typically 85 to 90 per cent of natural gas) may be being released into the atmosphere than suspected.[1] Who cares if methane has a far more potent affect than CO2 in the atmosphere, when viewed over a twenty-year time span? Life was fabulous in the Medieval Warming Period, frack away we say!

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Learn the timeless art of substrata profiteering from one of our leading scholars: Adjunct Fractious of the Universitas of Apocolyptia, Emeritus Enseaminatus of the Universitas of Cataclysm, Chancellor Gaseous of the Universitas of Armageddon, and Vice-Chancellor Carbonaceous of the Universitas of Annihilationa

[1] http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fracking-­‐would-­‐emit-­‐methane

Coal Diggers Launch New Cookbook

The Coal Diggers – Coral Bleach and Hazel Wood launched their new book ‘Cooking with Coal & Gas: Recipes for Disaster’, at a champaign breakfast the morning before the Victorian State Election 2014.

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The Coal Diggers will frack with everyone. During the election campaign the ALP refused to rule out new coal & gas projects, meaning that the B.U.M.S. have still won the election! Hence the pre-election celebrations.

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All the barons came to our table today and ate our dirt, because our dirt tastes the best!

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The Exploited Youth (The XY’s) did an excellent job waiting on the Billionaires United Mining Services (The B.U.M.S.) hand and foot, despite the occasional unruly entitled billionaire throwing a lump of coal in their general direction.

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The Ghost of Industrialization Past made a cameo to give her blessing to the proceedings.

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Tony and Gina came to the ‪#‎coalparty‬, because they love a good coal shafting of the ABC in the morning.

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The media were at the ‪#‎coalparty‬ with all the big wigs and even bigger wigs.

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After the ‪#‎coalparty‬, the B.U.M.S., Exploited Youth and the Ghost of Industrialisation Past ran into Senator Sarah Hanson-Young while she was ordering coffee…

Those dastardly greens! Challenging our coal-normativity!

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The Coal Diggers new cook book, you’ll die for it, if it’s the last thing you do.

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