Steve Posselt is finishing his Connecting Climate Chaos journey with a paddle from Ballina to Canberra.
His goal is to help the Climate Emergency Declaration get to 100,000 signatures. There are over 12,000 signatures already - but there are only four weeks left of the trip. Show your support by going to www.kayak4earth.com or direct to http://climateemergencydeclaration.org/sign to sign the petition.
I thought my journey was over at Paris but it’s not. If absolutely everything promised at the Climate Summit is achieved we might limit global warming to three degrees. Three degrees means no Arctic or Antarctic ice, no glaciers and very likely no humans.
This is real, happening at present and for people under 20 now the effects could be catastrophic, not just the wild weather we are experiencing with just one degree of warming.
This is an emergency and we need the science to be taken seriously by all governments
On New Years Day 2017, I brought out Old Yella for one last time to paddle from my home in Ballina, where I recuperated from the gruelling Paris journey, to Canberra. The paddle is 1150km down the coast to Moruya, then turn right and drag Old Yella 180km up the hill to Canberra.
Groups in towns along my route are collecting signatures on the Climate Emergency Declaration petition for me to deliver to Canberra, along with the signatures being collected via the online version of the petition. Please help reach the target of 100,000 signatures by signing online at The Climate Emergency Declaration