The story of Australia’s failed attempt to create an emissions trading scheme in 2009 has been contested ever since, but the dramatic split the situation caused in the environment movement is not often part of the re-telling. Here’s how I saw the events of that fateful year.

There’s a segment…

Something is knocking. Entities with forgotten names roam beyond our walls, and hammer on the roof for attention. Some of us are watching at the windows, waiting. Some huddle, or hoard. Some had forgotten there was an outside at all.

I attended a strategy meeting a few years ago…

To have without possessing,
to do without claiming,
lead without controlling:
this is mysterious power

Tao Te Ching Chapter 51. Translated by Ursula Le Guin

Dante’s Inferno famously begins something like this: “Midway upon the journey of life, I found myself in a dark forest, the right path lost.” After…

georgina woods

Poet and environmentalist living and working on Awabakal and Worimi land

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