This is the first post on a climate action site, set up by Australian children’s and young adult book creators. It’s early days for this blog, so stay tuned for more. We need YOU!
Its primary function is to convince, in whatever way we can, the irresponsible (at best), and weak politicians who refuse to take on stronger action to limit global warming to 1.5° above the long-term average, the only way to reduce the worst impacts of climate change.
We want this site to grow into an action space for KidLit creators.
We encourage you to be informed, seek out information from reputable places (we’ve included some links here), speak out about climate action to your friends, relatives and on social media. Share this blog on Social Media and say why you are doing so … personal anecdotes or thoughts are always a good lead in.
We also welcome other supporters – writers of adult books, artists, actors, poets, musicians and scientists who believe in immediate, high level Climate Action, not the mincing words of politicians.
Any guest bloggers who’d like to post on our site?
Any illustrators who’d like to feature your responses in art on this site?
Contact Sheryl on firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not be afraid of the forces against the truth of climate change … the multi-millions spent by those who do not want their profits limited by climate action will not win against billions of people on a mission to survive.
Throughout history, the Arts have been at the forefront, along with others who seek positive change … and so it must be for this greatest challenge the world faces.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead. Cultural Anthropologist
Image credit: Kelly-ann Oosterbeek