Steve’s passion is water but our draining of Australia, our unsustainable water practices, are a long way second to the big issue we all must confront.
It’s time to end fossil fuel extraction for export. It’s time to wean ourselves off this climate changing energy source. It‘s time for all rational people to demand conservative action, and stop reckless people risking our very existence. It’s time for serious action. That’s what we want at the Paris Climate Talks.
What would be the cost to us? Nothing. Nil. Zero. Zilch. There would be a net benefit to the country. The cost would be to the corporations trying to preserve the status quo and fighting an inevitable future if mankind is to survive. It is time for truth. The time for lies is over.
No other country in the world emits more CO2 per capita than Australia. Australia to coal exports is bigger than Saudi Arabia is to oil exports. If you made a line all around the world with Australia’s annual coal exports it would be higher than you and 4.5m wide. Australia is intent on doubling this in the next ten years.
Connecting Climate Chaos will be a long and arduous journey linking:
- Australian floods and droughts, the Canberra fire storm, US droughts, Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, the melting Arctic, disappearing glaciers, acidifying oceans, and coral reef losses with anthropogenic global warming (AGW);
- Human activity with potentially catastrophic climate change;
- The many NGOs and groups that are trying to halt expanding fossil fuel extraction with each other, and for a common purpose,
The number of groups calling for change in the areas where Steve will paddle; Australia, USA, Canada, UK and Europe, is unprecedented.
Arduous journeys draw media. Come on board, put your fossil fuel free campaign in the spotlight. The more the exposure, the better for everyone.