Our farmers are crippled by drought. Bush fires are breaking out earlier every year. We're facing record-breaking heat waves, increasing water scarcity and intensifying cyclones and storms. Each of us with hopes for our future, or with children and grandchildren who will be left with our mess, must act now.
We are redrawing the map of Australia to make the climate crisis personal. Politicians at all levels of government need to see the writing on the wall, and realise this is not an issue for somebody else to solve - it's the issue in their backyard.
Australia emits the most planet-changing carbon dioxide per capita of any industrialised country in the world, but our Federal Government has its head too far down a coalmine to sign the Kyoto Protocol, price carbon appropriately or encourage genuine large-scale investment in renewable energy.
To learn more about our climate crisis, go see Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth and tell as many people as you can to join you.
To find out more, check out www.getup.org.au/campaign/ClimateActionNow
You can also read Anni's recent blog on the same topic.
The foregoing is lifted from the website of the Get Up organisation - a movement for social and political action. To find out more about the people behind "Get Up!" click that link.Make up your own mind.
PS: if you don't like them, or have your doubts, let me know.
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