I choose Rocky over Paris

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - PETA CREDLIN -

HERE’S why get­ting out of the Paris Agree­ment matters.

On Mon­day, the North Rock­hamp­ton Bowls Club shut its doors, the lat­est vic­tims of the great cli­mate change con.

As re­ported in its lo­cal pa­per, the club couldn’t af­ford AGL’s power costs to stay open. Since 2012, when the club’s an­nual bill was $67,793, elec­tric­ity costs have al­most dou­bled. Last year, it paid a whop­ping $100, 267 and this year it’s es­ti­mated to be about $130,000.

Last year, the club was forced to lay off two per­ma­nent em­ploy­ees to try to cut costs and this week an­other seven work­ers lost their jobs as it closed.

We say we care about older Aus­tralians and we know keep­ing ac­tive and so­cially con­nected is a key part of age­ing well, so what do we ex­pect the 600 or so mem­bers to do now?

This isn’t just in Queens­land — it is hap­pen­ing right across the coun­try as char­i­ties and not-for-prof­its, as well as small busi­nesses, can no longer cope with the cost of power.

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