It’s over, finally, well sort of. The journey from Canberra via the USA, UK, France and back to Canberra is over. The petition is not. Nearly 20,000 signatures is not a bad start though. We are back in Ballina and I am putting down my final blog for the trip.
I am not even going to start to thank the people that I owe except to thank Margaret Hender, absolutely key to our success on this mission. The list is huge. Collectively I say thank you with all my heart and offer Harriet’s words. She is the Climate Reality leader in New York who arranged the picnic for me in Central Park with fellow activists. “We must keep going and we must win. We have no other choice.”
The amount of support we received was astounding. The work that some people put in was incredible. Let’s use this to boost our spirits and keep going. We are making a difference. The kick back from deniers is getting more shrill, the neoliberals more desperate. There will be a tipping point where all of our work will take off.
The pictures below are a summary of the last couple of days. We escaped Canberra by about 1:15pm and were in bed at home before midnight.
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My goal now is to finish the book about the trip, get it published and use it as a vehicle to get out there and continue to inform people.
These trips don’t work without a support crew. Warren and Lyn have been fantastic and although at times it was an ordeal they seem to have had a lot of satisfaction and together we have had fun and done a lot of living
Nannas were there
18,101 signatures, 12000 in two months from all sorts of demographics over 1300km. Aust Conservation Foundation reckon people don’t like the wording and won’t support the petition. We didn’t find that. If you are a member please tell them. Nearly 20,000 signatures is a good start, not the end.