In Opinion Richard Flanagan writes, "Today, Australia is the world’s largest exporter of both coal and gas. It recently was ranked 57th out of 57 countries on climate-change action."
A powerful piece of writing in The New York Times by Richard Flanagan: Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
Welcome to Ground Zero of the global climate crisis. Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
“incredibly, the response of Australia’s leaders to this unprecedented national crisis has been not to defend their country but to defend the coal industry”—not incredible if you know that Morrison’s chief of staff and senior adviser are fmr coal lobbyists
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
"In Australia today, a political establishment, grown sclerotic and demented on its own fantasies, is facing a monstrous reality which it has neither the ability nor the will to confront," writes Richard Flanagan
Australia's "Great Barrier Reef is dying, its world-heritage rain forests are burning, its giant kelp forests have largely vanished ... and now the vast continent is burning on a scale never before seen," writes Richard Flanagan
Richard Flanagan in the New York Times.
The system as we know it has become untenable. Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
Australia's fires have already burned about 14.5 million acres — an area almost as large as West Virginia, more than triple the area destroyed by the 2018 fires in California and 6 times the size of the 2019 fires in Amazonia.
Can Australia ever be the same again? Op ed in documents 14.5 million acres burned, 6 times size of area of 2019 Amazonia fires; human death toll rising; half billion native animals estimated to have died. Catastrophic.
half a billion native animals
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide "Since 1996 successive conservative Australian governments have successfully fought to subvert international agreements on climate change in defense of the country’s fossil fuel industries."
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is dying, its world-heritage rain forests are burning, its giant kelp forests have largely vanished, numerous towns have run out of water or are about to, and now the vast continent is burning on a scale never before seen.
Australia is committing climate suicide. Great Barrier Reef is dying, rain forests are burning, giant kelp forests have vanished, towns have no more water—The response of Australia’s leaders is to defend the coal industry, a big donor to both major parties
Arguably, when all is said and done, Trump’s most grievous crime is his refusal to address the climate crisis.
I know things are frightening but this is not the metaphor we need. If I (a fossil fuel empire & my purchased politicians) come into your house & start smashing your furniture & poisoning your kids, that's a home invasion, possibly a murder, not a suicide
“Its glorious Great Barrier Reef is dying, its world-heritage rain forests are burning, its giant kelp forests have largely vanished, numerous towns have run out of water or are about to, and now the vast continent is burning on a scale never before seen.”
Headline corrected: "Australia's PM and his government are committing #climate genocide & ecocide" #AustraliaFires #fire #ClimateCrisis
"In Australia today, a political establishment, grown sclerotic and demented on its own fantasies, is facing a monstrous reality which it has neither the ability nor the will to confront," writes Richard Flanagan
L'Australie sur la voie du "suicide climatique" ? Face aux #incendies, l'élite au pouvoir a préféré défendre l'industrie du charbon plutôt que son pays. #ClimateEmegency
In Australia today, a political establishment, grown sclerotic and demented on its own fantasies, is facing a monstrous reality which it has neither the ability nor the will to confront. Climate Suicide Richard Flanagan in the
“Could it be that the immense, still-unfolding tragedy of the Australian fires may yet prove to be the Chernobyl of climate crisis?” asks author Richard Flanagan #ClimateEmergency #ResilienceForAll
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
Australia's "Great Barrier Reef is dying, its world-heritage rain forests are burning, its giant kelp forests have largely vanished, numerous towns have run out of water or are about to, and now the vast continent is burning on a scale never before seen."
"Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide." #RichardFlanagan "... The Australian fires may yet prove to be the Chernobyl of climate crisis?" Via #AustraliaBurning
Rebellion is now both necessary and justified.
“Australia today is ground zero for the climate catastrophe,” writes Richard Flanagan
Scientists estimate that close to half a billion native animals have been killed & fear that some species of animals & plants may have been wiped out completely. Increasing majority of Australians want action on climate change #AUSTRALIANBUSHFIRES
feels like everyone I know in australia is sharing this piece right now
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“Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to Current Affairs.”
“Scientists estimate that close to half a billion native animals have been killed and fear that some species of animals and plants may have been wiped out completely.” via
Novelist Richard Flanagan latest on the #AustraliaBushfires #climateemergency in : "The bookstore in the fire-ravaged village of Cobargo, New South Wales, has a new sign outside: 'Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to Current Affairs.'"
On why Richard Flanagan is one of my favourite Australian writers: Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide #ClimateCrisis #AustraliaBushfires
"The bookstore in the fire-ravaged village of Cobargo, New South Wales, has a new sign outside: “Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to Current Affairs.”
This opinion piece on #AustraliaBushfires says all on the lack of leadership in Australia regarding climate change. This has led to huge cost in loss of lands, wildlife, lives & it is devastating & heartbreaking -> "Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide"
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
Ask not for whom the fires burn. They burn for thee. Thank you, climate denialists.
Sums up Australia with startling clarity. ⁦#ClimateReality ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #Opinion | Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide - The New York Times
Story checks out: “In Australia today, a political establishment, grown sclerotic and demented on its own fantasies, is facing a monstrous reality which it has neither the ability nor the will to confront.”
It's devastating that we can no longer assume the phrase "the world being on fire" is metaphorical.
Denne var knallgod om klimakatastrofen i Australia.
The political paralysis in Australia is shocking in the face of the horrific climate change events unfolding there.
Is it possible that worsening disasters, rather than sparking greater action to cut emissions, might instead make people even more reluctant to relinquish what remains of their comforts and habits, or to elect those who advocate for change.
The same article could be written about the Republican Party — high on fossil fuels, right wing parties have all signed up for a climate suicide pact.
“Under legislation pending in Tasmania, and expected to be copied across Australia, environmental protesters now face up to 21 years in jail for demonstrating”
An interesting opinion: worth reading if you are Aussie! via
On the Beach is my favorite novel of all time. So sad to see it coming true, but as a climate disaster (rather than a nuclear one). Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
“Incredibly, the response of #Australia’s leaders to this unprecedented national crisis has been not to defend their country, but to defend the #coal industry” >PM Scott Morrison’s Chief of Staff & Senior Adviser are former coal lobbyists #AustraliaBurning
“And yet, incredibly, the response of Australia’s leaders to this unprecedented national crisis has been not to defend their country but to defend the coal industry, a big donor to both major parties — as if they were willing the country to its doom.”
Richard Flanagan sums it up: Australia is committing climate suicide. Will this be our Chernobyl? #auspol #ClimateEmergency #NSWfires #VICfires
“The Australian fires may yet prove to be the Chernobyl of climate crisis “ via
A pretty powerful opinion piece.
“While the fires were exploding in mid-Dec, the leader of the opposition Labor Party went on a tour of coal mines expressing his unequivocal support for coal exports. The PM, the conservative Scott Morrison, went on vacation to Hawaii.” via
Premier #Morrison opfert nicht nur sein Land mitsamt den Bürgern der #Kohlelobby, sondern auch die #Demokratie. Positiv: Es gibt Anzeichen, dass sich die Australier diese so fanatische wie fatale #Realitätsleugnung nicht mehr bieten lassen. #AustraliaFires
“Today, Australia is the world’s largest exporter of both coal and gas. It recently was ranked 57th out of 57 countries on climate-change action.”
“And yet, incredibly, the response of Australia’s leaders to this unprecedented national crisis has been not to defend their country but to defend the coal industry, a big donor to both major parties — as if they were willing the country to its doom”
The fires destroying Australia are heartbreaking. I've always thought Australia was a beautiful place, but future generations may never see it for what it was. Half a billion animals killed already, 5.9 million hectares burned, and it may get worse
Very sad, very true.
“As record fires rage, the country’s leaders seem intent on sending it to its doom.” That certainly sounds familiar. Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide: As record fires rage, the country’s leaders seem intent on sending it to its doom. via #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #sdoh #AustraliaFires
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
How much more do we need to see & feel the #ClimateEmergency? #AustraliaFires, #ClimateSuicide & sign on a book store: "Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to Current Affairs.” My psychological take on it (in German):
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide ALL TOO TRUE, AND MORRISON HAS TAKEN ON THE GIGANTIC TASK OF OUT-STUPIDING TRUMP
PM Scott Morrison and Co love coal more than life itself. Literally. Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
"The bookstore in the fire-ravaged village of Cobargo has a new sign outside: 'Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to Current Affairs.'" This NYT article captures multiple dimensions of the tragedy that is Australia today.
Another incendiary piece by Richard Flanagan on coal fantasist Morrison's myopia #AustraliaBurning #NSWfires #ClimateEmergency
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide. "Could it be that the immense, still-unfolding tragedy of the Australian fires may yet prove to be the Chernobyl of climate crisis?"
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
Pretty much sums it up
“The Chernobyl of the climate crisis” via
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide via
As are we all.
Hard to argue that this provocative title isn't true - Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
I often feel like, as a species, humans are overrate. via #climate
#Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
A sign outside a bookstore in Australia: “Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to Current Affairs.”
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
Opinion | Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide
"And yet the response of Australia’s leaders to this unprecedented national crisis has been not to defend their country but to defend the fossil fuel industry, a big donor to both major parties — as if they were willing the country to its doom."
Scathing article taking Scott Morrison‘s government to task which contains this sarcastic sentence: „The bookstore in the fire-ravaged village of Cobargo, New South Wales, has a new sign outside: “Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to Current...
Could the Oz bushfires be the “Chernobyl moment” of the climate crisis?
"Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide" - An impassioned opinion piece by Novelist Richard Flanagan, in the NYT (Includes a clear account of how coal money sponsoring friendly political parties, and partisan media, are parts of the explanation.)
. Can Australia ever be the same again? Op ed in documents 14.5 million acres burned, 6 times size of area of 2019 Amazonia fires; human death toll rising; half billion native animals estimated to have died. Catastrophic
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide. The response of Australia’s leaders to this unprecedented national crisis has been not to defend their country but to defend the coal industry, a big donor to both major parties
Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide