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I’m still here, still working on climate  emergency, but I’m also working on a book about the trip. The last book was like a diary, a yarn about what I saw that might be useful as a snapshot of the situation sometime after I die.  Seems I was wrong there, it is totally relevant NOW. That is just so sad.

This new book follows not only my physical journey but also my personal journey with all its trials and tribulations.

I think we have a title:

TOUGH IS NOT ENOUGH – How a kayak journey through three continents changed a climate warrior

Cheers, Steve


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I thought my journey was over at Paris but it wasn’t. If absolutely everything promised at the Climate Summit is achieved we might limit global warming to three degrees. Three degrees means no Arctic or Antarctic ice, no glaciers and very likely no humans.

This is real, happening at present and for people under 20 now the effects could be catastrophic, not just the wild weather we are experiencing with just one degree of warming.

This is an emergency and we need the science to be taken seriously by all governments

On New Years Day 2017,  I brought out Old Yella for one last time to paddle from my home in Ballina, where I recuperated from the gruelling Paris journey, to Canberra. The paddle was 1150km down the coast to Moruya, then turn right and drag  Old Yella 180km up the hill to Canberra.

Groups in towns along the route  collected signatures on the Climate Emergency Declaration petition for me to deliver to Canberra, along with the signatures being collected via the online version of the petition. Please help reach the target of 100,000 signatures by signing online at The Climate Emergency Declaration


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