Contributed by Ugly
At midday on Friday 2 August, people will be turning up at 180 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne. They will be joining in the national effort to stop the Adani company, from building a reckless Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.
If this filthy deal goes ahead, it will make a significant addition towards Australia’s carbon emissions. Transporting the coal to the Abbots Piont terminal and loading it onto ships for transport overseas, will threaten the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world.
A criminally insane act on this scale must not be allowed to succeed.
But why turn up at this location? It happens to be the headquarters of GHD, the engineering and architectural multinational, which partnered with Adani, and created the Adani paid environmental impact statement, which padded up the promise of jobs, and played down the environmental impacts.
Stopping the mine involves action, to discourage participation in the project, and if need be, to expose the contractors playing a role in making it possible.
This is why GHD is being targeted around Australia. Similar gatherings will be held company offices in other cities. The aim is to press GHD into becoming part of the effort to create a sustainable economy and not be part of the problem.
This message is intended to alert other contractors that they too will be sought out, if they persist in playing a role in building the Carmichael mine.
Campaigning to stop Adani has become much more than about one mine. It is part of what is alerting Australians to the danger of the approaching climate crisis. By doing this, it contributes to the rise of a nation wide movement to do something about it.
Stopping Carmichael is important for its own sake, and to winning a major victory here, will assist bigger war to save our planet and human civilisation.