Around one hundred people turned out to see the new #Stop Adani film “A Mighty Force” at Moruya last Friday night 23 March. There was a great response to the film, with people signing up for action and offering to host a screening of the film in their neighbourhood.
The threat to the Great Barrier Reef if Adani’s enormous coal deposit is ever burnt is also a threat to the Eurobodalla.
350 Eurobodalla coordinator Allan Rees told the audience that scientists had predicted that climate change would bring more intense bushfires and a longer fire season. Eurobodalla fire crews described the fire conditions at Tathra on Sunday 18 March as “horrendous” and the worst they had encountered. We will see more catastrophic bush fires unless we act on climate change.
Rev Linda Chapman, the rector of St John’s Moruya, celebrated the fact that Eurobodalla Shire Council had voted to end their investments in fossil fuels and now New York City Council has done it too. The city’s $US189 billion pension fund will end fossil fuel investments over the next five years. New York City will sue BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Conoco Phillips and Shell oil companies for their part in causing climate change which threatens to flood the city during major storms.
It’s incredible to know that Australia, who should be leading the globe in transitioning to renewable energy, is instead likely to be going backwards. Not only does our government support the proposed Adani mega mine, Rev Chapman said, but a new report released this week shows that the National Energy Guarantee is set to deliver less renewables than doing nothing at all.
350 Eurobodalla will continue to demand the government stop this mega coal mine and make serious efforts to halt climate change.