An odd comparison from climate activist and associate professor of History Dr Clare Wright:
One of the delightful things about grassroots activism is that, unlike cornflakes, it comes in a surprising array of forms. Hence we have the local band of merrymakers, with dead serious intent, called the Climate Guardians. This group of women – teachers, students, mothers, grandmothers – have been rampaging around Paris for the past two weeks, dressed as angels, complete with taffeta feathers on wings of spectacular span.
In Paris, these Australian Angels have captivated the world’s attention with their grace, their calm, their feathers and their placards. Coal Kills. Climate Justice.
Cue the pigeons:
Please tell us more, Dr Wright.
I like this turn of phrase. I like this turn of events. And, ever the optimist, I predict that 2016 is going to be a good year for the Big Four. I don’t mean the mega banks, though I’m sure they’ll do just fine.
I’m talking about Reconciliation. Gender Equality. Human Rights. And Climate Justice. Four orientations on a universal compass that just might help us get our bearings.
Go in all directions at once and go nowhere.
And now for the point of Wright’s rambling nonsense: the Monster Climate Petition:
Conveniently pre-rolled for mounting on the toilet wall.