Today is a Global Day of Climate Action! Millions of people around the world will be calling for urgent action to address climate change. We clearly need leaders who take climate change seriously and who will inspire urgent action.
Unfortunately in Australia, the Federal Government has made Australia the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, it has abolished the Climate Commission (an independent body established to advise the Government on the science and economics of carbon pricing), attempted to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Renewable Energy Agency (but was blocked in the senate) and is planning to abolish or wind back the Renewable Energy Target (after establishing a review headed by somebody skeptical that climate change is being caused by humans). (For more on the Abbott Government record on the environment see this article by The Guardian.)
Around the world we seem to be putting short-term economic considerations before the long-term interests of the environment. It is an incredibly short-sighted approach. You can find out more about events around the world at http://peoplesclimate.org/join-an-event/.
Please add your voice!
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