By Glen Klatovsky, 350 Australia Campaigns Strategist
You may know that Australia has a national wealth fund – our ‘Future Fund’ – of over $200 billion that is invested globally for the benefit of future generations of Australians.
This collective wealth is designed to work for us. But currently, our Future Fund is caught up in the industries we have long known are putting our survival at stake – fossil fuel industries that extract and burn coal, oil, and gas and are rapidly pushing us to climate catastrophe.
By Lucy Manne, 350 Australia CEO
Never seen before.
That is how experts are describing the intensity and scale of bushfires we are witnessing in Queensland and New South Wales these first weeks of spring, which marks the worst start to Australia’s fire season in recorded history .
It is a shock to witness hundreds of Australians gathered in evacuation shelters, while crews battle over 100 fires just one week after the end of winter.
We’re two weeks away from what is shaping up to be the biggest climate mobilisation we’ve ever seen. But these next two weeks will mean the difference between it turning out to be another climate rally, or one of the most enormous, fiery, impossible to ignore moments that Australia – and the world – has seen.
By Glen Klatovsky, 350 Australia Campaigns Manager
Over the last week, we have witnessed some historic cases of moral failure inspired by the Australian coal sector.
First was the performance of our Prime Minister at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu. Scott Morrison has pontificated about how Australia is committed to increasing the fraternal bonds with our Pacific family.