August 09


A new website called Beyond Talk

has appeared which asks people to put their names to this:

“I pledge, if asked, to perform non-violent civil disobedience and risk arrest in order to get our leaders to make the right climate-change choices.” Currently at 3394 and counting!

AVAAZ is an independent,

not-for-profit global campaigning organization that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform global decision-making. (Avaaz means “voice” in many languages.) Avaaz receives no money from governments or corporations. Avaaz issues include climate change, Burma, Tibet etc. Check it out at:

An Article from The Australian

July 24, 2009 an essay from Martin Ferguson

“Humanity can’t power progress with green faith”,25197,25825701-7583,00.html

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Have you seen the 350 website?

Check out all the global actions on October 24 – including us!

Why 350 is the most important number (and campaign?) on earth

By Paul Gilding

The target of 2 degrees and 450ppm for climate policy. There is no logic to this position and no scientific body has ever argued this is a “safe and stable climate” goal. We just arrived at this goal as being the “best we could do”. 450ppm gives us an almost certain outcome of very serious damage to the global ecosystem and economy and a reasonable chance of going past 2 degrees and into tipping point territory risking civilisation’s collapse. Read all Paul Gilding’s ideas at:

1 million women

1 000 000 women pledging to cut 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Join many women including Margaret Fulton & Sen. Christine Milne at:

What’s On

Climate Camp 2009

9-11 October, Join the camp at Helensburgh to call for a halt in the new coal mine expansion

NEXT MEETING: Ryde Gladesville Climate Change Action Group

2 September 7.30pm Bayview Hotel, Gladesville 166 Victoria Rd (look for us in the comfy chairs at back on left hand side)  (meetings 2009 – 7 Oct/4 Nov/2 Dec)