A group of thirty people have disrupted work this morning on Adani’s controversial Carmichael mine, blocking access from the Adani work camp in central Queensland.
The group included a number of young families, who say they are acting in support of the school-children led global climate strike last Friday. That day 300,000 Australians in over 100 towns and cities marched, calling for a ban on new coal mines.
Young mother Kate Coxall said “we are already seeing the damaging consequences of climate breakdown, but it is our children who will be forced to deal with the worst effects in the decades to come. This is a moral failure of today’s older generations, who have known for years of the damage we are causing but failed to do anything about it.
“Those of us who care for the ability of our kids to live healthy and fulfilling lives must take action now to cure our addiction to fossil fuels and stop irresponsible new projects like Adani before they make things worse.”
17 year old student Sasha Storer said “young people don’t need to be lectured by politicians telling them to stay in school. It is the older generations running our political, business and media sectors who need to take a lesson from the school-kids – a lesson in taking responsibility for your actions when they are risking the safety of the entire planet.”
The climate strikes on Friday saw more than four million people in over 150 countries march, demanding immediate action on on climate change. In Australia, organisers listed three demands: no new fossil fuel projects, 100% renewable energy generation by 2030, and a just transition for workers to sustainable industries.