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The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

October 25, 2014

By Paul Homewood 


Backlash: This AYCC billboard was the target of criticism




I always find it ironic.


Thirty years ago, left wingers were fighting attempts to shut down loss making coal mines.


So, who are the Australian Youth Climate Coalition? According to their website:


We believe that climate change is the single greatest threat facing humanity, and puts young people and future generations at risk. We also believe that addressing the climate crisis is our biggest opportunity to create a world that is more sustainable, just and fair.

We believe that the only way to solve the climate crisis is through a social movement – a groundswell of support and momentum that is powerful enough to inspire the change we need and hold decision-makers to account. This will require thousands of people committed to changing hearts and minds and willing to take deep action

At the AYCC we believe that the best way to build this movement is to give young people the tools to make it happen. It’s our future at stake, and it’s our creativity and vision that will inspire those around us to act.

That’s why since 2007 we’ve helped thousands of young Australians take action in their schools, their universities, and their communities, and take part in campaigns that put climate change in the national spotlight.

The AYCC now has more than 80,000 members, 100 local groups, and more than 500 regular volunteers.




Simply translated, we brainwash a load of impressionable youngsters, who have not quite worked out yet where the electricity comes from to power their iPads, or the fuel to run their daddies’ cars to ferry them around where they want, or the energy to sustain their very comfortable way of living.

I do not wish to mock. We have all been there before, and then we grew out of it. But that does not mean we should pay the least attention to any of the nonsense they spout.


But, more pertinently, who is funding this nonsense?


Well, according to the AYCC website, three donors.



1) Australian Ethical

Australian Ethical is no more than an investment fund, albeit one that invests in “ethical business”.

Perish the thought that they would use their money and influence to encourage a switch to subsidy hungry renewable energy projects. Surely they would be more ethical than that?

Well, probably not when they have got their investor’s interests to take into account.


2) Aussie Renewables

Yes, it gets even worse! Their website tells us:


Aussie Renewables is part of Biz2030 Pty Ltd and is based in Sydney, Australia. Aussie Renewables was designed by Mary Hendriks and Peter Thorogood to inspire creative thinking about the ways we produce and manage energy with focus on renewable and clean energies.

Mary Hendriks was involved in the development of Aussie Renewables, with the initial concept and design of the project in 2008.
Mary is a Business Development contractor to the Renewable Energy industry, with special focus on Energy Storage solutions. Until July 2014, Mary was Projects & Membership Development Manager at the Australian Solar Council, and developed training events and conference programs for energy storage. 

Heaven forbid that she does not earn any money from the renewable industry scam which she just happens to be promoting!


3) Purves Environmental Fund

This fund was formed in 2004 by Robert Purves, a businessman who, having made his fortune, is currently president of WWF Australia.

In other words, someone who has made plenty of money, and now has a guilt complex while at the same time pulling up the drawbridge behind him.



Can anyone explain to me why any of us should pay the slightest attention to any of them?

  1. catweazle666 permalink
    October 25, 2014 9:19 pm

    “Purves” eh?

    Sounds about right…

  2. October 25, 2014 11:26 pm

    Trace the Pvs family tree and you will find the wealth and power that still pulls many strings. A good read, ANTICHRIST and THE GREEN PRINCE John D. Christian you will find him in here as well. Copenhagen Climate Council, he pushed the Aus delegation.

  3. John F. Hultquist permalink
    October 26, 2014 1:47 am

    Don’t know Crikey but they (or it) profile Robert Purves:

  4. October 26, 2014 8:07 am

    The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is quite clearly a religious organisation, but also a very gullible one. It has strong beliefs (four of them) but nothing to justify those beliefs.

    Given time, it will die a natural death.

  5. Brian H permalink
    October 26, 2014 8:35 am

    AFAIK even Gore ditched his Green investment funds because they do so poorly, and have a tendency to go bust.

  6. Allan M permalink
    October 26, 2014 8:48 am

    More projection from the greenies. We can see where the child abuse is. But intellectual abuse is (perhaps unfortunately) not illegal.

  7. HG54 permalink
    October 26, 2014 4:38 pm

    “Can anyone explain to me why any of us should pay the slightest attention to any of them?”

    Yes Paul, I can. Because they are dangerous. Don’t underestimate the scale of the threat we face as a society. They have the potential to bring down economies and wreak havoc. Listen very VERY carefully.

  8. WFC permalink
    October 26, 2014 9:55 pm

    At the risk of invoking Godwin, your photograph reminds me of black and white photos from the youth movements of a certain country in the 1930s.

    Tomorrow belongs to them?

  9. February 21, 2016 2:20 am

    Since 1840 silver plate photography with 6″ refractors have shown a 30% increase in sunspots -it’s linear ( for now)

    Sunspots reflect solar cooling i.e. Which heats up the earth.

    The solar cycle is 12 yrs. at solar max( every 12 yrs, the sunspots are increasing)

    This increase output in electromagnetic radiation is probably causing the melt

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