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How to talk about the climate and living wonders legal intervention

Sample social media posts

I stand with @ECoCeQ and @EnviroJusticeAus and support their legal intervention requesting Tanya Plibersek listen to climate science – and act.

Our climate is breaking down. The evidence is stark. The science is overwhelming. It’s time to face this. And act. #LivingWonders @BeforeItsGone

#BeforeItsGone
#LivingWonders

Right now, there are dozens of new coal and gas proposals on our environment minister’s desk – like Narrabri coal mine and Woodside’s North West Shelf Extension.

The Environment Centre of Central Queensland and their lawyers, Environmental Justice Australia, are asking Tanya Plibersek to assess the catastrophic damage these proposals would have on our climate – and on all of Australia’s living wonders.

It’s time to face this – and act. #BeforeItsGone #LivingWonders 

 

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Key messages

  • The Environment Council of Central Queensland and their lawyers, Environmental Justice Australia, are asking our Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to consider the climate impact of almost all new coal and gas proposals currently in the pipeline for her department.
  • ECoCeQ has given the minister thousands of documents that show the catastrophic impact of more fossil fuels on matters of national environmental significance. ECoCeQ is asking her to face the science, and listen, and act.
  • The minister has a vital responsibility: protecting all nationally significant animals, places, plants and ecosystems.
  • This is about all of it. Koalas, turtles, the reef, the Tarkine, Kakadu. Cultural heritage sites of deep significance for First Nations people. All the natural wonders we want our children and their children to know and love.
  • Of every proposal, Australia’s environment ministers must ask, what natural wonder could this harm? Until now, they have completely ignored the biggest threat of them all: climate change.
  • It’s time to face this.
  • The science is stark. The evidence is overwhelming. Our climate is breaking down. More coal and gas would just be adding fuel to the fire we need to put out.
  • The future is not yet written. We are writing it now.
  • Tanya Plibersek has a huge responsibility. The fate of Australia’s living wonders are in her hands.
  • This could do what we seriously need for our future: to make sure environmental law in Australia accounts for the reality of climate change.

State breakdown of Matters of National Environment Significance at risk of climate change

For the full list, explore the living wonders evidence summaries or search the evidence at www.livingwonders.org.au/search-the-evidence/

Queensland

Threatened wildlife:

  • Green turtle
  • Loggerhead turtle
  • Southern Emu-wren
  • Koala, Dugongs
  • Freshwater Crocodile
  • Masked Owl (northern)

World Heritage Areas:

  • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
  • Kgari (Fraser Island)
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Wet Tropics of Queensland

National Heritage areas:

  • Elizabeth Springs
  • Glass House Mountains National Landscape

Threatened plants:

  • Ormeau Bottle Tree (Brachychiton sp. Ormeau)
  • Mt Berryman Phebalium

Western Australia

Threatened widlife:

  • Greater Bilby
  • Blue Whale
  • Fin Whale
  • Gilbert’s Potoroo
  • Northern Quoll
  • Numbat
  • Western Ringtail Possum
  • Killer Whale/Orca

World Heritage Areas:

  • Ningaloo Coast
  • Shark Bay
  • Purnululu National Park

National Heritage areas:

  • Stirling Range National Park
  • Lesueur National Park
  • Porongurup National Park

Threatened plants:

  • Maxwell’s Grevillea
  • Cactus Dryandra
  • Western Underground Orchid

Victoria

Threatened wildlife

  • Greater Glider
  • Leadbeater’s Possum
  • Hooded Plover
  • Orange-bellied Parrot
  • Baw Baw Frog

World Heritage Areas:

  • Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

National Heritage areas:

  • Grampians Greater Gariwerd National Park

Threatened plants:

  • Don’s Spider Orchid
  • Blue Top Sun-orchid
  • Metallic sun-orchid

Northern Territory

Animals:

  • Leatherback turtle
  • Freshwater Crocodile
  • Gouldian Finch
  • Loggerhead turtle

World Heritage Areas:

  • Kakadu National Park
  • Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park

Ramsar Wetlands:

  • Eighty-mile Beach
  • Cobourg Peninsula
  • Ashmore Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Plants:

  • Elaeocarpus miegei
  • Atalaya brevialata

New South Wales

Threatened wildlife

  • Koala
  • Mountain Pygmy-possum
  • Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby
  • Greater Glider
  • Green and Golden Bell Frog
  • Golden Sun Moth 

World Heritage areas:

  • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
  • Greater Blue Mountains
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Willandra Lakes Region

National Heritage areas:

  • Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves (Kosciuszko, Brindabella national parks)
  • Warrumbungle National Park
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Kurnell Peninsula Headland

Ramsar Wetlands:

  • Myall Lakes
  • Macquarie Marshes

Threatened plants:

  • Wollemi Pine
  • Sparse Heath
  • Slender Darling Pea

Tasmania

Animals:

  • Spotted-tailed quoll
  • Humpback Whale
  • Southern Emu-wren

World Heritage areas:

  • Tasmanian Wilderness
  • Macquarie Island

National Heritage areas:

  • Recherche Bay (NE Peninsula) Area

Ramsar Wetlands:

  • Apsley Marshes
  • Interlaken (Lake Crescent)

Plants:

  • King’s lomatia

South Australia

Animals:

  • Bridled Nail-tail Wallaby
  • Eyre Peninsula southern emu-wren
  • Greater Bilby
  • Numbat
  • Kangaroo Island Glossy Black-Cockatoo
  • Mallee Bird Community of the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion

World Heritage areas:

  • Fossil Mammal sites

National Heritage areas:

  • Witjira-Dalhousie Springs National Park

Ramsar Wetlands:

  • Blue Lake
  • Banrock Station Wetland Complex
  • Coongie Lakes

Plants:

  • Blue Top Sun-orchid
  • Mount Lofty Speedwell

Australian Capital Territory

Animals:

  • Koala
  • Gang-gang Cockatoo

National Heritage Areas:

  • Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves (Namadgi & Tidbinbilla)

Plants:

  • Brindabella Midge

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