Loving your monsters – the Climate Council and #Pinktober

Two particular monsters are in my consciousness at the moment, the newly formed Climate Council and #Pinktober. #Pinktober is a constellation of diverse consumerist activities to publicise and raise funds for breast cancer research, signified by selling things that are pink or can be pinkified. The Climate Council is a non-profit organisation established by leading scientists who argue that ‘Australians deserve independent information about climate change, from the experts’. It is the crowd-funded replacement for the recently axed Climate Commission. That Climate Commission link, by the way, goes nowhere, not even to a useful archive of previous Climate Commission documents (which have however been presciently archived by the National Library of Australia). Continue reading