Stormbird Press and the 2020 Australian Fires

2020 has been a challenging year!
First the fires on Kangaroo Island wiped out our office, then just as we were about to relaunch, the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world. We are now pivoting as fast as we can to reset our work in this new post COVID-19 world.

  

Talk to us. Tell us what you want. Share your ideas. We appreciate you. We need you. Our authors need you. Activist literature shapes the hearts and minds of humankind and there is no greater need right now.  

In solidarity,
The Stormbird Press team.


A message to our readers

June 2020

Thank you

Stormbird Press would like to thank you for the support you have given our not-for-profit publishing business by buying books from us this year.

We are proud publishers of eco-literature (literary fiction, commercial fiction and nonfiction with an environmental theme) from a global network of activist authors. This means the books you receive from us are among some of the most unique and special in the world.

At Stormbird Press, we know there is a clear link between climate change and the recent bushfires that devastated Kangaroo Island. The Climate Council provides clarity about what is to come:

    1. The catastrophic, unprecedented fire conditions currently affecting much of Australia have been aggravated by climate change. Bushfire risk was exacerbated by record breaking drought, very dry fuels and soils, and record-breaking heat.
    2. Bushfire conditions are now more dangerous than in the past. The risks to people and property have increased and fire seasons have lengthened. It is now harder to prepare for worsening conditions.
    3. As seasons overlap and fires become more destructive, governments will be increasingly constrained in their ability to share resources and the costs of tackling fires will increase.
    4. Governments must develop an urgent plan to prepare for the future. There are very few signs this is going to happen.

However, as much as they have a duty of care, Stormbird Press is not waiting for governments to act. We are rebuilding and planning for this climate-changed future. We intend to survive and thrive. Defying fires and pestilence, our focus has been sharpened, our resolve deepened—we will be a conduit between activist environmental authors and you; our cherished book readers.

We will rebuild and get back on our feet so that we can spread the words, because we believe activist literature shapes the hearts and minds of humankind and there is no greater need right now.  

Margi and the team at Stormbird Press