Climate Change

Socialist Alliance Victoria statement on the fire in the Hazelwood coal mine

Socialist Alliance welcomes the news (March 6) that the Baird government has cancelled the coal seam gas (CSG) license covering metropolitan Sydney (PEL 463).

As we make a plan for a new year of activism, we can take some heart from the growing student movement for real climate action.

A climate action protest in Sydney on February 22. Photo: Zebedee Parkes

The science is clear: to stop runaway warming we will need to create net zero emissions economies and societies well before 2050. At a minimum we need 100% renewable energy by 2030.

Sam Wainwright is a Socialist Alliance councillor in Fremantle. Below is a talk he gave on the topic of how to achieve social change in Australia.

For the fifth time since their election in September last year, thousands of Australians will take to the streets in protest against Tony Abbott Coalition's government.

We can’t rely on the fossil fools in parliament. It is going to take people power to stop Adani once and for all, and to move to a safe climate future.

As the climate crisis pushes the planet past certain tipping points protests and resistance grow.

The passing of the Greens-initiated motion for a Green New Deal (GND) in Victoria in the Legislative Council on November 11 is a significant step forward.

The turnout and energy at the March in May rallies on May 18 proved that people are not going to take this budget lying down.

There is ample evidence that people across Australia want a transition to renewable energy. But if we are serious about taking action on climate change and swiftly moving to 100% renewables, we need to take the banks and energy sector into public ownership.

Thunberg’s strike call is the type of mass action that is critical to push back the fossil fuel corporations and their parties in government.