BUMS Election Eve Blitz

BUMS Election Eve Blitz

  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

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

To mark World Environment Day 2021, we're challenging one of Australia's most polluting proposals - BHP & Woodside's Scarborough LNG project. Seriously dodgy carbon accounting practices are enabling fossil fuel companies to exempt emissions from projects that they...

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...

COALvid-19: “Hellscape” for Carbon Barons

In this leaked email from Coal Digger Coral Bleach to ScoMo, Aussie billionaire fossil fuel doyens plead for further massive public handouts.  Dearly Devoted ScoMo, We can't thank you and your fossil fuel friendly office enough for entrusting us with Australia's...

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...

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...

Here To Win Not Fight: IMARC Blockade for Climate Justice

Climate Guardians are immensely proud to have joined hundreds of courageous people from all walks of life—teachers, musicians, traditional custodians, doctors, writers, artists, labourers, nurses, academics and so on—at the recent IMARC (International Mining and...

‘What Lies Beneath’

Mar 6, 2019

The MCA is Australia’s leading contemporary art gallery, aiming to present work that stimulates the imagination, creatively engages our senses and has the power to transform lives.

It was a great privilege for the Climate Guardians to help launch Janet Laurence: After Nature at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney on the last official day of Australia’s “unprecedented” Summer of 2019*.

For nearly 40 years Janet has explored the deep and complex interconnections between all living things and the increasing grave threats to all life on Earth. Featured extensively internationally, her work is transcending as it – in the words of the exhibition’s curator Rachel Kent – “touches on themes of memory and matter; alchemy and transformation; time and transience; threatened creatures and environments; and ideas of healing and regeneration.” The exhibition is as stunning as it is critically important and timely.

The installation Deep Breathing: Resuscitation for the Reef was first exhibited at Paris’s Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle during COP21 that led to the Paris Agreement in December 2015

Written especially for Janet’s launch by Irish Australian poet Anne Casey, What Lies Beneath expresses deep grief over the loss of the Great Barrier Reef due to reckless, shameless greed and corruption. Our flock included angels with extensive experience in the Arts and Culture sector, including broadcasting, composing and performance along with a couple of evolving future leaders. It was an absolute joy working with new Angels to bring our street theatre/direct action style performance into such a prestigious institution to help open this brilliant show.

Irish Australian poet Anne Casey with Climate Guardians

Given the last time we were in Sydney was to appear in court for helping defend the Pilliga State Forest against Santos’ rogue fracking project, the warm and encouraging welcome was very much appreciated!

We first met Janet in Paris during the COP21 climate negotiations that led to the Paris Agreement in 2015. Despite the then state of emergency ban on civil society protesting (following preceding the horrific December terrorist attacks) a few Climate Guardians paid a visit to her extraordinarily moving exhibition Deep Breathing: Resuscitation for the Reef at the Musee d’Historie Naturelle. We subsequently (and most appropriately given we were returning from a blockade safeguarding a key Great Artesian Basin recharge zone from fracking in the Pilliga State Forest, as mentioned above) very proudly supported the opening of Janet’s brilliant H2O: Water Bar at Paddington Reservoir Gardens in early 2016.

True to our grassroots modus operandi, the following morning we staged a ‘visitation’ at Tony Abbott’s electorate office in Manly. In addition to the good fortune of being interviewed by a journalist from the Daily Telegraph who covered our story, we felt generally very encouraged by the level of positive engagement from many passing locals keen to discuss what on Earth could possibly explain Abbott’s obsessive devotion to fossil fuels.

* Australia has experienced “unprecedented” wildfires that have burnt through vast amounts of Tasmania’s ancient rainforest and bushland, an “unprecedented” native fish kill, including critically endangered species, in the once mighty Murray-Darling river system that is now on its knees from abuse, and “unprecedented” catastrophic flooding in Northern Queensland coming hard on the heels of extreme drought. This is the extreme weather associated with climate change that fossil fuel companies’ own scientists warned of in the early 1970s.