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On Wednesday, two women scaled a coal mining machine in protest of the world’s largest coal port in Australia.

Despite the need for fossil fuel to stop in the current climate crisis, Australia has remained adamant about continuing to mine at its coal port. With Australia not taking much action despite the world’s concerns over fossil fuels and Climate change, activists have increasingly been taking action.

One of the women, Hannah Doole said on a Livestream , “My name is Hannah, and I am here abseiled off the world’s largest coal port. I’m here with my friend Zianna, and we’re stopping this coal terminal from loading all coal into ships and stopping all coal trains.”

Despite Australia’s claims that they were on board at the recent Glasgow summit, they have failed to show any real signs of taking action.

Doole said, “This is us responding to the climate crisis. This is humans trying to survive. We are trying to induce the social tipping points, which will give us a chance at another generation. What a wild thing to want.”

Australia is the second-largest supplier of mined coal in the world, so it is more urgent than ever that they start to take matters seriously. Coal mining is one of the world’s biggest dangers when it comes to climate change.

The two activists were eventually arrested, with Doole going to court and her friend getting community service and a fine.

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