Cli­mate change ig­no­rance has no place in so­ci­ety

The Morning Bulletin - - YOUR SAY -

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

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