While Australia goes up in flames –Norwegian energy company Equinor given environmental approval to drill for oil on Australia’s coasts!
The Norwegian oil giant Equinor has just received approval from the regulatory agency NOPSEMA to drill in the Great Australian Bight, which directly contradicts strong public opinion. There are many reasons why drilling for oil in the bay should not be done – one reason you can see in the photo:
Foto: D. Schreier-Great Australian Bight
The isolation and the different currents created a rich biodiversity in the shelf, which is also protected as national parks in places. Not only whales frolic here, but also the endangered pygmy penguins. After the region was already exploited by the fish industry for tuna, a unique bay ecosystem has emerged in the bay, whether starfish or seahorse or the many different types of seabirds that have settled here.
And now Australia plans to sink one million tons of sewage sludge into the Great Barrier Reef!
Foto: D. Schreier- Nemo
In this bush fire area in Australia, an area of more than 1.1 million hectares has already been destroyed.
The Blue Montain is also affected by the bush fires.
By now, 25% are said to have been destroyed and it was only on December 17, 2019 that the three political representatives of the Blue Mountains asked the government of New South Wales to provide immediate help to the region in the event of forest fires.
Foto: D. Schreier- Blue Montain
Australia burns out of greed!
More and more scientists from Australia have long warned of overexploitation and pollution in Australia.
But as deputy prime minister Michael McCormack claims according to SBSnews from October 29, 2019, mining brings in a lot of money – so protests are not welcome!
The International Mining and Resources Conference is Australia’s largest annual industry event and attracts delegates from the fields of resources, investments and technology.
More than 7,000 delegates from around 100 countries attend the three-day conference – while Australia goes up in flames.
Hundreds of climate protesters have tried to prevent an international mining conference in Melbourne in late October 2019.
50 people were arrested and at least four hospitalized.
Criminal!! – Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack urged the media not to report on these protests!
Despite the many disasters affecting Australia, the corrupt government says stronger environmental action is crippling its economy, and even the Norwegian energy company is now receiving the second and most significant of four regulatory approvals from the federal offshore oil regulator before drilling started can be.
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And here is the petition fron Australia Institute, please sign and share:
My comment: “It is the time of general corruption, the time of universal buyability.
It is the time when even things that until then have been communicated, but never exchanged, given, but never sold, acquired but never bought, when in one word, everything became a matter of trade: virtue, love, conviction, knowledge, Conscience, etc.
The time in which every object, whether physical or moral, is brought onto the market as a commodity to be estimated at its exchange value” (Karl Marx).
My best regards to all, Venus