Wentworth is Adani coal mine test poll - Bob Brown

19th October 2018

The Wentworth by-election has become a litmus test on whether politicians heed the strong public sentiment against the Adani coal mine, former Greens leader Bob Brown said today.

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Bob Brown Foundation joins calls for limit on Cradle Mountain tourism avalanche

Environmentalist Bob Brown has backed calls for a limit on the avalanche of tourists descending on the Dove Lake lookout at Cradle Mountain.

“With plans for up to 550 people an hour spewing off the proposed cable car at Dove Lake, the area is facing serious loss of its natural values.  The proposed Dove Lake Viewing Shelter is a recipe for degradation of one of the most beautiful precincts on Earth,” Bob Brown said.

 

Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff by Bob Brown

 

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Bob Brown says IPCC report “mealy mouthed” and dangerous.

Today’s IPCC report is mealy mouthed and dangerous because it fails to tackle the world’s political delinquents like Australia, Bob Brown said today.

“Governments like Australia’s Morrison government will feel relieved that this stodgy panel of scientific conservatives has flagged that there may be more time than previously thought to take the drastic action required to turn around global heating. It is a mistake to give politicians subservient to the fossil fuel industry the message that things aren’t as bad as was thought, especially as the real impacts of global heating - coral death, cyclonic storms, bushfires, droughts, glacial melting, super-heated cities - is so obviously getting worse.”

 

Tasmanian World Heritage Area after bushfires in 2016

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Media Release: Tasmania should heed global science call on forests - Brown.

The Tasmanian government should heed the call of 40 international scientists to end the logging of natural forests if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, environmentalist Bob Brown said in Hobart today.

Scientists from around the world have stepped up efforts to protect forests to keep global warming to the lowest limit agreed by governments in Paris in 2015. The call is one outcome of a global meeting on the climate emergency in South Korea this week.

“Our planet’s future is inextricably tied to the future of its forests” the scientists said.

 

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Iconic walk should be in Tarkine - Brown.

The Bob Brown Foundation is calling on Premier Hodgman to spend the $20 million earmarked for Tasmania’s ‘next iconic track’ in takayna / Tarkine rather than in a protected wilderness area.

Due to the generosity of the public, our foundation has developed the Trans Tarkine Track proposal to the business study stage - way ahead of other possible contenders. The 100 kilometres long TTT does not compromise protected wild country but would, in fact, help protect the Tarkine from competing other resource extraction such as logging or, unlikely as it might be, new mining.

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Logging threatens Tasmanian Devil habitat in takayna / Tarkine

Healthy Devils photographed in Tasmanian old growth forests threatened by logging this summer has prompted renewed calls for secure protection of takayna / Tarkine.

 

 

Photographs of two healthy Tasmanian Devils have been captured by conservation group Bob Brown Foundation, who have remote sensor wildlife cameras positioned along a proposed road that the Tasmanian Government wants to build for logging in an area of old growth forest.  Bob Brown Foundation is currently hosting a peaceful vigil camp in these forests, south west of the popular and iconic Sumac lookout over Arthur River.  Conservationists have been camped in these threatened forests for two weeks.

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CONVERT WHALE FACTORY SHIP - BROWN.

The humane world breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when Japan was trounced in the International Whaling Commission vote on its motion for open-slather whaling, Australian environmentalist Bob Brown said today.

“Japan, with a team including 9 politicians, and with its representative chairing the meeting, was whalloped 41-27 in its effort to drop the 32 years old moratorium on commercial whaling. The success of a Brazilian motion, for the IWC to become a whale conservation organisation, removed any lingering hopes of Japan ever having its whaling fleet endorsed.

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New Tarkine forest occupation established to prevent logging

Bob Brown Foundation has today announced a new peaceful forest vigil has been established to occupy ancient forests in Tasmania’s takayna / Tarkine.  These forests are threatened by a new logging road this Spring / Summer. 

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Australian whale-savers take on Japan as Brazil host IWC talks.

 

 

There was a colourful protest against illegal commercial whaling at Japan’s embassy in Canberra today. Holding banners, including GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN: BLOODY WHALE CRIMINAL, the protest was joined by two Senators from the Australian Greens party and Australian rock musician Adalita Srsen.

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Global Day of Action for Climate - Hobart Event

Joining the Global Day of Action for Climate in Hobart this morning, market-goers were shown where the sea may be.

Sea levels have risen 20 centimetres around the world since 1900, due to global warming due to burning coal, oil and gas and the destruction of forests.

This sea levels rise presents a massive battering ram against coastlines whenever there is a storm. For years now, scientific assessments have shown the extensive erosion of Tasmania’s coastlines as a result.

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