A Global Day of Climate Action – 21 September 2014

(Photo: 350.org)

(Photo: 350.org)

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!

If you liked this post you might want to follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

  1. The Renewable Energy Target
  2. A statistically representative climate change debate
  3. What is the Transition Streets Challenge?
  4. 10 ways to reduce your consumption
  5. Consumption and the Transition movement

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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One Response to A Global Day of Climate Action – 21 September 2014

  1. Jeremy Hearne says:

    Strange thing is Graeme, action on climate change can ALSO be economically beneficial. In a community where manufacturing jobs are an endangered species investment in renewable tech would seem a smart approach – building jobs for the future and an economy for the future.

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