Climate change ignorance has no place in society
WITH the Gracemere fire and the other catastrophic fires around the state, I heard a comment saying this was a huge wake-up call re climate change.
Wake-up call? Too late as far as a wake-up call goes, the horse has already bolted. Scientists have been warning us for decades about the dangers and consequences of climate change.
We are on the tipping edge, where we take drastic and urgent action regarding climate control, or we lose everything.
The UN has named Australia as one of half the nations meeting at the G20 summit that is not on track to meet its commitments of the Paris Accord on the reduction of CO2 emissions. Why teach students S.T.E.M. subjects at school if we’re not prepared to put their knowledge to practical use.
For far too long, scientists have been disbelieved, ridiculed and derided re climate change. Well that has to change and change now. If we think the present fiery condition have peaked, take another think. Science is predicting it is only going to get drier, hotter and more often.
Local MPs Michelle Landry, Ken O’Dowd and Senator Canavan, all members of the National Party are still advocating for the building of coal-fired power stations.
Are they insane? If that were to be the case, forget the idea about building dams because there will be no water to fill them. It never rains in the desert.
To Ms Landry and Mr O’Dowd put your egos aside and stand down or at the very least, don’t contest the next election. We need progressive reform and policies. Your thinking and policies have no place in the 21st century.
Greg Evans Yeppoon