Climate stories

Starting New Years Eve 2019 we had to evacuate 5 times from the threat of the massive bushfires.

Deirdre’s story

Barragga Bay, NSW

  • Fire

Starting New Years Eve 2019 we had to evacuate 5 times from the threat of the massive bushfires. First to Bermagui for 3 days and then due to no fire dept or police or hospital in town we were told to go to Bega which is in a valley inland.

We left the coast for Bega and were then surrounded by fires for 3 days. Then the highway to Canberra opened up and cars did the 3 hour trip in 8 hours due to all the traffic congestion.

Canberra air quality was horrible so we drove up to Northern Rivers, which is where we had friends to stay with 1200KLM away. Not everyone has friends locally to bunk with.

We hope to never go through that again, but undoubtably we will.

Climate change is harming us all

Hundreds of people from across the country are sharing their stories to send a clear message to the Australian government - it's time for real action on climate change.

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Paul's story

Brisbane, QLD

  • Fire
  • Nature

In my work I have witnessed first hand the impacts the changing climate is having on iconic species - including koalas.

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Bushfires. Floods. Heatwaves. Disease.

People all across Australia are being harmed by climate change. These are some of their stories.

Wadhuam Paul’s story

Wadhuam Paul’s story

Saibai, Torres Strait

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Talei’s story

Talei’s story

Seisia, QLD

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Uncle Bunja’s story

Uncle Bunja’s story

Yuin nation, NSW

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Wadhuam Pabai’s story

Wadhuam Pabai’s story

Boigu, Torres Strait

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Rodney’s story

Rodney’s story

Palawa Country, TAS

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Rose’s story

Rose’s story

Braidwood, NSW

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Paul’s story

Paul’s story

Brisbane, QLD

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Bec & David’s story

Bec & David’s story

Blayney, NSW

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Paul’s story

Paul’s story

Marysville, VIC

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Cybele’s story

Cybele’s story

Sydney, NSW

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Shane’s story

Shane’s story

Canberra, ACT

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Fiona’s story

Fiona’s story

Fremantle, WA

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Ellie’s story

Ellie’s story

Perth, WA

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Tyler’s story

Tyler’s story

South Coast, NSW

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Georgia’s story

Sydney, NSW

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Emma’s story

Emma’s story

South Coast, NSW

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