That was the crossover line for us, to be able to play that many shows, sell them out real quick and have that tribe queue up outside and still be a mystery to everybody else.— Peter Garrett
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Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments.
I have always had, as I know many people have, a singular passion for Australia.
I do love the sunburnt country, its ancient landscapes, its exhilarating reaches of sand and sea.
What generally happens in this county is that our politicians don't serve us well because they don't tell the truth, and they don't keep their promises.
The core strands of my involvement in public life are a belief in the need to strive wherever possible for equality of treatment and opportunity, to ensure all people have the means to a decent livelihood.
There is job growth in renewables, there is job growth in energy efficiency and there is job growth in developing innovative industries and technologies to successfully meet the challenge of climate change.
I haven't chosen to make an issue of faith.
It is now well understood that humans ultimately depend on the health of the planet for their wellbeing.
It's absolutely not acceptable for people to argue that, if we are going to do anything about climate change at all, well, the responsibility lies solely with the individual.
In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.
There are a range of associated impacts related to increasing temperatures which affect both evaporation rates and river systems, which are already over stressed, and these will hit farming communities and the health of crop lands.
I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase considerably in the coming years and that scientists will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out.
Once you start to look into the guts of climate change you find that just about every scientific institution in the world is conducting research on the issue.
The place where the system and people's intentions meet is the political arena.
Climate change is also clearly a matter of huge interest and concern for the scientific community.
Climate change is so big that people who study it.
. and many do.. need to speak to it. They must present scientific papers, they must appear in public, they must speak to the media and we must hear their voices. In order to get policy right, policymakers.. governments.. need to make decisions based on sound science.
Recently though, our State Governments have discussed instigating a carbon trading scheme - the details are still to be decided - and that's an encouraging sign.
Well I'm not convinced that expanding uranium mining is in the best interests of the country and the best interests of its environment.
The forces that are in play on climate change essentially revolve around the generation of power, the transportation of goods and services and people, and the sorts of materials that we use to fuel the whole of our civilisation.
In our early period we pretty much survived or perished on our capacity to reach people, and on getting into the pattern of having no money and playing lots of shows.
Look, very clearly there are things that need to be done urgently in relation to climate change, and of those the most obvious is to have an enforceable and equitable arrangement delivering deep cuts in emissions into the middle of the century.
And living in Australia I am relatively well off.
The Capitol was an occasion where you arrive at a sign in the road that says you have arrived at a place you may not have expected to be, but you know how you got here: Next!
I don't blame my own parents for the way I grew up, as quite often there is little choice in these issues.
The Pro-Life cause is the preeminent cause of our time, and this struggle between the gospel of life and the culture of death will determine the destiny of mankind.
Life is very short; be willing to serve.
I believe the divine is part of the world, not in a pantheistic way but by way of the movement of the Spirit.
There was never going to be a right time for a band that was still recording and had health in its environment, had made a very good record and was playing well.
Some people are born with the necessary gift, and some work hard to build on the few gifts they have.
Our senses convey that all is not well with the natural world.
At an everyday level I would reckon myself more than fortunate.
I guess for me what is more significant than success is the nature of each of the songs and of the words.
But no matter how big the effort to push a propaganda line might be, climate change is bigger. This, undoubtedly and regrettably, is the biggest immediate long-term environmental challenge we face. A failure to concretely come to some policy outcome on climate change has not only a negative environmental impact but also social and economic consequences for us.
The fact is that we take music very seriously.
This is the rollcall of evolution happening in the space of a few generations, the greatest loss of living things that make up our biodiversity since the disappearance of the dinosaurs.
As far as performance, the roar of the crowd, the smell of the greasepaint no I don't feel that.
Humans remain entirely atmosphere dependent, so there is no choice but to respond to extreme climatic behaviour and its many effects.
And given that there's been probably a ten-fold amount of information about terrorism through the media than there has about climate change; I think that's quite an interesting statistic.
Our career path has tended to be the most perverse and contrary approach to the entertainment industry imaginable, while at the same time doing the kinds of things that you have to do, the videos, the photos and all that sort of stuff.
You don't want to spend your life explaining yourself.
The challenge that climate change presents to us, both in Australia and around the world, won't be solved by ramping up the nuclear industry.