The word is that the NSW fires are bigger than those in the Amazon rain forest.
Bushfire near Katoomba continues.
Yesterday, Friday the 29th was supposed to be a school strike for climate and it started rather well outside the Sydney headquarters of the Liberal Party, that’s the conservatives here in Australia. Speeches from young bushfire victims, an Aboriginal activist, the Red Rebels made an appearance, and a sixteen-year-old boy Continue Reading
We keep going fighting for action even if things are looking pretty grim, but as the old samurai said, “It is dishonorable to die without having drawn your sword”. Losing is never a dishonour if you did all you could and fought as hard as you could. So – this Continue Reading
Found the following quote from Harry Hay – founder in 1949 of the Mattachine Society, the first gay rights movement and its only member for 2 years. Once it took off in the mid-fifties Harry got kicked out because he was ‘too radical’.
On the local news today we have – drum roll please – New water restrictions because the reservoirs are dropping, ongoing catastrophic drought in the outback, above-normal temperatures in near all major Australian cities, Sydney blanketed in bushfire smoke with air quality as bad as Beijing’s, all schoolkids kept inside Continue Reading
Ongoing issues with connecting to the internet and that the hosting service’s tech people are adamant are on my side and not theirs. I’m using the local library’s internet because I don’t have a personal account. Why I am the only one in the place experiencing disconnects and when not, Continue Reading
Today the fire risk up here in the mountains west of Sydney is classified as ‘catastrophic’. High temperatures predicted, gusty strong winds, bush land well stocked with dry fuel, all the ingredients present for the place to go up in flames. Crispy. In the Sydney region the students of 350 Continue Reading
Could be excused for now finding the entire exercise useless but have spent most of my time these recent weeks participating in various climate demos. Can’t go down without at least trying to get some action. Apparently, I was told, I was in the evening news – walking past and Continue Reading
Below are a few pictures from yesterday. Still have more to go but run out of time for today. Blessings all and join the rebellion!