There are many cultural narratives that tell of a golden age when humans lived in peace and harmony but which would eventually give way to times of strife and suffering.
Too many Australian politicians appear to be stuck in the 'Denial' phase of the Kubler-Ross change curve – unable or unwilling to accept the reality of climate change.
Following the court's decision, Brown indicated that his Foundation's activists will continue protesting in the forests while its lawyers will appeal the decision in the High Court.
According to Mackey's expert academics, mild burning can't prevent natural disasters such as Black summer. But there was nothing natural about it.
Surely it is not a big stretch to apply these principles (i e listening to the scientists) in dealing with Climate Change.
Inasmuch as manmade climate change is a problem, who is responsible for it?
As the greenhouse gas emissions of human society push the earth towards catastrophic climate change, rates of extinction in the biosphere will certainly become higher.
What we would do for industries like smelting, for air travel and for back-up for hospitals and other critical users of electricity I don't know.
Unfortunately, the RC was not designed to seriously act on the major issues that could more substantially reduce the bushfire threat, such as land management and fire-fighting practices.
Having an opinion about climate change, let alone declaring it, is now the centre of personal, political and international disputes.
I keep seeing suggestions that now we know how to deal with Covid-19 (do we?) it's time to deal with the biggest threat of all, climate change.
Why did Prof. Noam Chomsky call the US Republican Party 'The most dangerous organization in the history of the world'?