Associated Reading

Here you’ll find links to articles and reports linked to our conference themes of learning, citizenship and activism.

If you have read an article that you think we should share, please contact us and send the link and a short description of what makes it a good article for our ActiveNature participants.

What can be done? A Rumination
Rowan Cahill, our 2019 Conference Dinner keynote speaker, reflects on his life and involvement with activism. Read article

The Greta Thunberg effect: at last, MPs focus on climate change
Michael Gove admits to feeling guilt as young activist says: your fossil fuels policy is beyond absurd. Read article

‘You did not act in time’: Greta Thunberg’s full speech to MPs
Read the full text of the speech Greta Thunberg gave to MPs at the Houses of Parliament. Read article

If children don’t join the climate strike, their schools are underachieving
Activism is more important than grades. Any responsible teacher should be encouraging their pupils to walk out. Read article

Rethink Activism in the Face of Catastrophic Biological Collapse
We are in the process of confronting the reality of living with the prospect of an unliveable planet. Read article

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse
No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response. Read article

The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us
Climate breakdown could be rapid and unpredictable. We can no longer tinker around the edges and hope minor changes will avert collapse. Read article

Australia’s climate change inaction is now bipartisan. Protest is all we have left
Queensland Labor gearing up to criminalise activism is only a taste of the kind of intimidation that’s likely to come. Read article

Accepting anecdotes more readily than climate science is wilful ignorance
The Coalition is hand in hand with conservative media when it comes to the climate crisis – and both are out of step with the experts. Read article

The Green New Deal Battles Business as Usual. Both Will Doom Us
We’re clinging to fantasies while the world crumbles. And we like it that way. Read more