Voices from the frontline in the campaign to #StopAdani

Juliette from Gympie participated in the week of frontline action against Adani coalmine.
Friday, October 6, 2017

Activists from all over Australia travelled to be part of the week of frontline action against Adani coalmine. Green Left Weekly spoke to Juliette from Gympie in Queensland and asked her thoughts on the protest.

"I have come up to join all these amazing, strong, empowered people to show my opposition to the Adani coalmine because I really care about our planet, I care about our future.

"If the Adani coalmine goes ahead, it will be the first of many Galilee coalmines. The amount of carbon that will come out of the Galilee if we don't stop this is one and a half times as much again as Australia's total current emissions ... so it will be 'all over red rover' for the climate if these coalmines go ahead.

“We haven't got a hope of keeping to anything like the less than 2°C of warming that we need for a liveable planet, for our future.

"We can stop Adani by continued, strong resistance and by telling absolutely everybody we know. We have already been very active on social media and in our networks. It will spread like a chain of inspiration when people realise what is at stake.

“The future of our planet is at stake. The planet will not be liveable for our kids and grandkids with extreme temperatures, cyclones, hurricanes, bushfires, floods … and it is only going to get worse.

"We've had two coral bleachings so far and we could well be in line for a third. It has been the hottest year on record so far. More than 50% of the coral reef is already dead. Animals are changing their habitats because of climate change. So climate change is here. It is happening right now.

"I know that everybody loves this planet. You wouldn't meet somebody who says they don't love the planet that we live on. You wouldn't meet a person who says they don't love their kids and their grandkids.

"But if we are really serious that we love this planet and that we love our kids and grandkids, that means we must care about their future, and there won't be a future if these coalmines go ahead, because it will be an unliveable planet.

"So come and join us! It affects all of us! Stop Adani!"

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