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In the climate crisis, do the little actions matter?

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Words by Monash BorrowCup, Precious Plastic Monash and Monash Association of Sustainability   We are facing a climate crisis. This will be the biggest, most devastating issue humanity has yet to face. Yet in this crisis, it is so easy to feel helpless. A majority of emissions are being produced by only a handful of mega-corporations. This makes the question “what can I do to help?” a very common one.    Reusable cups, straws, containers, bottles and bags are being pushed at consumers constantly. We are being told that every ‘little action’ will build up into a larger movement. But
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Do Not Sit Idle Whilst Our Leaders Burn The Planet

Myles Blum Global Warming and Consumerism
This piece and artwork were first published in Lot's Wife Edition 5, 2021.  By Allyssa Gardner, Monash Students for Climate Justice Member In recent months, extreme weather events have ripped through the Northern Hemisphere. The United States, Canada and Siberia have seen deadly heat waves and subsequent wildfires. Turkey and Greece are the latest nations to join this list. There were also fatal floods in Germany and China, while landslides took lives in Bangladesh and India, and Iran is suffering a severe drought.  All over the world people are dying from extreme weather events that are exacerbated by climate change.
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“Flooded With Victorians” | How Queensland Labor Has Poached the LNP’s Rhetoric Toolkit

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The opinions expressed in the piece are not necessarily representative of the Lot’s Wife committee. Austin is on the editorial board and was subject to the same impartial editing procedures as any other author. Austin is an ordinary member of the Victorian Greens. Amid this month’s ongoing pandemic, battles for racial justice, and the release of Indian Matchmaking on Netflix, you would be forgiven for missing the following tweet: “If it was up to Deb, QLD would be FLOODED with Victorians”. Big and bold wording, strong borders rhetoric, comparing a group of human beings to a natural disaster… I know
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