Articles by: Cam Walker

Author Biography:

Cam is the campaigns co-ordinator with Friends of the Earth in Melbourne. He has been involved in environmental and social justice activism in Australia and around the world for many years. While he has spent the last decade working to halt new fossil fuel projects, his background is in forest campaigning.

A continent that burns. And a world that’s getting hotter. Welcome to the Pyrocene.

The world has heated as a result of human activity and now all fire events occur in a warmer environment. This is well documented. We have known it for years.

Logging Old Growth Forests as the World Burns

…we need to manage forests to allow them to be restored—to eventually see the creation of new old growth—not subject them to continued unsustainable logging regimes. Young, regrowth forests are more fire prone. Older forests tend to be more fire resistant...

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On 1 February 2010, well over a thousand people crammed into the Melbourne Town Hall to celebrate the launch of the Transition Decade (T10). This initiative is the beginning of an attempt to forge an alliance of groups and people who recognise the depth of the problems we face from climate change and who have a collaborative approach to creating a response to this pressing crisis. Most importantly, it seeks to build the momentum required…

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Informit: The next step in the ‘business as usual’ approach to saving the planet [Geosequestration.]

Informit: A gathering storm [Climate change and environmental refugees.]