Prime Minister Scott Morrison is pushing to open up new gas basins by subsidising the development of five strategic basins with an allocation of $28.3 million for the Beetaloo, North Bowen, Galilee, Gunnedah and Perth basins. These are significant gas basins, containing large volumes of gas, spread across Australia.
This analysis shows that if the gas from these five basins is extracted and burnt it will:
Cancel out the emission savings from the Government’s flagship climate policies five times over.
We are almost at the end of this year of fires, storms, and a global pandemic, and I hope you are having some time with loved ones to rest and relax.
At 350.org our small team of staff and big grassroots movement has worked hard to keep up the momentum for climate action.
The gas industry has grown into Western Australia’s (WA’s) largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Five facilities in WA have been a key driver of rising carbon emissions nationally, while the overturned state-wide fracking ban could drive up further emissions.
All this in a critical decade for climate action when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned of the need to drastically reduce emissions in order to avoid tipping over 1.5
2020 has been such a challenging year – making it even more important to acknowledge and celebrate people-powered wins.
It’s been a huge few months for the 350 movement, and I want to share 10 ways our movement has had an impact:
Our Islands Our Home
Torres Strait Islanders are leading the powerful campaign, Our Islands Our Home, to call for action to protect their homes from climate change, and bringing the first climate change case against the Australian federal government over human rights.