Our research found that images of 'typical environmentalists' at protests can be a turn-off for many people. So images like this - with a not-so-typical protester - may be more effective.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Maules Creek, Monday 31st March 2014: WWII vetran Bill Ryan is arrested at Maules Creek. Over 150 people are taking direct action, occupying the proposed mine site of Whitehaven's controversial open cut Maules Creek coal mine, the largest currently under construction in Australia. Occupying both of the company's compounds erected deep in the Leard State Forest, the concerned citizens have been able to disrupt work on the mine. They intend to remain on site for as long as possible. The action comes as the global community comes to terms with the dire warning delivered today by the latest report into the impacts of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).