AUSTRALIAN FIRES: THIS IS A CLIMATE EMERGENCY
SCOTT MORRISON, THIS IS A CRISIS...
All over Australia, families and communities are being devastated by the bushfire emergency. Homes have been destroyed, livelihoods razed to the ground, and PM Scott Morrison has failed to deliver.
Every state and Federal Inquiry has acknowledged the science that the unprecedented nature of the Black Summer fires, including the Gospers Mountain fire was due to climate change. Yet one year on, the Federal Government has done nothing to address the root cause of the problem.
Many survivors and families on the frontline are rising up and refusing to accept weak excuses and distractions from our elected leaders. Now is the time to take action on the climate crisis that is driving these catastrophic and unprecedented fires.
Together, we must elevate the voices of brave survivors who have lost everything, and send a clear message to Scott Morrison that like those facing a terrifying bushfire, there is nowhere for him to hide.
Sign the open letter to stand in solidarity with bushfire survivors, and to join the fast-growing movement of people doing what it takes to force our leaders to recognise the climate crisis for what it is: an existential emergency that requires emergency action.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT
To the Australian Government,
Australia, and the world, is facing a climate and extinction emergency. It is time to act like it.
It is all around us. This crisis is impacting our lives in so many ways - Australian families and communities are being devastated by unprecedented fires, devastating droughts are pushing our farmers to the brink, coal-driven air pollution is costing lives and our Reef is on life support.
You have totally failed to do what’s needed to move away from the number one cause of climate destruction - coal. You have failed us, the people you represent. Successive governments have presided over shameful inaction.
We simply don’t have time to wait for you. And we are not. We will overcome the political and corporate system that enables and protects the fossil fuel industry, and transform it.
The solutions to this crisis are at our fingertips. A 100% renewable Australia - backed by the overwhelming majority of Australians - is realistic and achievable.
Together, we - the Australian people - are sounding the alarm from the ground up. Already the climate revolution has begun in our communities. Street by street, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, city by city. Driven by this rising tide of community action, a wave of councils have declared climate emergencies, with more joining all the time.
We will hold you accountable. We will do what it takes. We’ll participate in acts of peaceful defiance in our masses to disrupt business as usual for the biggest polluting companies.
We won’t stop until the Australian Government, polluting companies and the mainstream media tell the truth about the climate crisis: it is an existential emergency that requires emergency action.
Signed by the people of Australia.