Important Coal and Climate Meeting at Mirboo North by Marg Thomas

Coal and CSG Free Mirboo North would like to invite you to a screening of Guarding the Galilee: a new 30 minute documentary film that takes us inside the fight to stop Adani coal. Hosted by award winning actor, Michael Caton, the film features farmers, dive instructors and boat operators, all concerned about the impacts that Adani’s Carmicheal coal mine would have on our water resources, climate and the reef.

Guatam Adani is an Indian billionaire who wants to build the biggest coal mine in Australia’s history in Central Queensland’s Galilee Basin. The Federal Government wants to give almost $1 billion of public money to build a rail line from the mine to Abbot Point where the coal would be shipped to India. If this mine goes ahead it would open up a coal resource that, if burned, would double Australia’s carbon emissions. Guarding the Galilee explores the impacts of this project and actions we can take to stop it.

Guest speakers will make presentations after the film followed by a discussion over a cuppa. Speakers are: Aileen Vening, Stephanie McKelvie and Leigh Ewbank.  Aileen will explain the processes that are driving climate change at a global scale, and discuss how some of these processes have contributed to severe weather events across Australia, and to ongoing changes along our coastline.

Stephanie will be speaking about the effects of climate change on respiratory, cardiovascular, and infectious diseases. She will also address the impact of the changing climate on the social determinants of health and the ways in which an unstable environment threatens wellbeing.

Leigh Ewebank is a Yes2Renewables campaigner with Friends of the Earth Australia. Leigh has spent many years as a passionate advocate of renewable energy and has been influential in shaping climate and energy policy. He is currently coordinator for Act on Climate.

We hope you can come along to this important screening and discussion. Please invite your family and friends. The screening is on Sunday 4th of June at 2.30pm at the Baromi Centre, 38 Couper St, Mirboo North. For further information contact or Suzanne 0427 641 277