It’s been a busy time at Paul Amyes Photography (PAP) Towers. I attended the Hobart, Tasmania Climate Change rally at MOMA this afternoon and then rushed back to the secret bunker “toute suite” to process and upload the images to be part of the global event that will culminate in United Nations Climate Summit in New York, where it is hoped that United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon can talk some sense into our numskull leaders that the time to do something is now. Although Australia’s PM is in New York he has stated that he will not be attending as he has gone on public record as declaring climate change as “bullshit”, but this is probably because Rupert Murdoch, large multi-national mining companies and several prominent Australian billionaires have made up his mind for him. Hopefully the summit will be a success and the current government will have external pressure brought to bear.
It was a good turn out and everyone was in a happy and positive frame of mind despite the seriousness of the issue. It certainly wasn’t a “rent a crowd” gathering as our politicians and the Murdoch controlled media so often choose to call such gatherings. There was a broad range of social groups represented from kids to pensioners who were united in their concern at what is happening to the Earth that we live on.