Our leaders talk about the importance of climate action: Pope Francis, Turnbull, Shorten, Obama, Di Natale, even Prince Charles. We can act on it.
Pope Francis: “Climate Change is a problem that can no longer be left to our future generations.”
(The Washington Times, 23 Sep 2015)
Prime Minister: Malcolm Turnbull: “Climate change is a global problem. The planet is warming because of the growing level of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. If this trend continues, truly catastrophic consequences are likely to ensue, from rising sea levels, to reduced water availability, to more heat waves and fires.”
(ABC News, 8 Feb 2010)
ALP Leader: Bill Shorten: “In the last two years, the global economy added 2 million renewable energy jobs – but Australia lost 2,600. The world is powering ahead – and we are going in the wrong direction.”
(Sydney Morning Herald, 5 May 2016)
US President Obama: “For decades, we’ve been told that it doesn’t make economic sense to switch to renewable energy. Today, that’s no longer true. …We can do this … not just for our climate, but for our economy. … Tackling climate change is one of the greatest economic opportunities in the 21st century.”
Prince Charles: “Some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn’t tackle these issues [climate change], you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, which means that people have to move…And in fact there’s very good evidence indeed that this is one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria”
(The Guardian, 23 Nov 2015)
Greens Leader: Richard Di Natale: “We value a safe climate, and want to pass a safe Australia on to our children and their children. But climate change puts this all at risk. We know what the impacts will be in Australia. Already, we are seeing extreme summer heat, breaking record after record. If we do nothing, we know to expect worse droughts, floods and heatwaves.”
(Greens Web Site)
Act on climate to create jobs, protect our economy and reduce climate change. VOTE for CLIMATE ACTION.