Kids show courage
WHILE regional Queensland is experiencing the most severe fire season in history, and the
planet's temperatures have been climbing for the last 406 months according to NASA, our striking students have shown incredible courage in standing up to the pollies of the day and demanding we take action on global warming now.
The tragic irony of Adani proclaiming it has private funding for its unpopular coal mine could not be more clear, especially after so many years of trying to get public money for their project.
While Europe is rapidly getting out of coal in less than 20 years, Allianz Insurance has rated Australia with a zero for its lack of any long-term plans to fight global warming, the only developed country to not
score anything in these latest rankings.
The Queensland Government has approved the last six mines in the Galilee Basin, continuing the business-as-usual model that is rapidly leading us to environmental disasters.
Studies have shown that when people's core beliefs are threatened by contrary facts, it, surprisingly, only reinforces their views.
Thank goodness for the students who may be able to break free of this blinkered history and have the stamina to get rid of the pollies of the day and get real change to protect their futures!
— Jonathan Peter,