Ann Sudmalis MP asked to accept real urgency for climate action
350 Eurobodalla delivers IPCC report on 1.5 degrees of Global Warming
Eurobodalla 350 will request via email Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis to speak up for strong climate action after she reads the Summary for Policymakers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
A spokesperson for Eurobodalla 350 told the Beagle "We drove to Nowra to deliver the report to her office in Nowra only to find she had already left the country on her UN assignment".
"We do not accept the lame excuses of the Federal Government nor believe their claim that Australia will achieve the Paris climate targets “in a canter”.
"Australia’s emissions are rising, not falling, and despite a small reduction in emissions per capita, Australia has one of the highest carbon emissions in the world for the size of our population.
"We cannot ask other countries to save the Great Barrier Reef unless we are prepared to take strong action ourselves," the Eurobodalla 350 spokesperson said.
"The IPCC Report makes clear that even 1.5 degrees of global warming will cause enormous damage, but 2 degrees will be catastrophic.
"Australia needs to phase out using coal to generate electricity over the next ten years. This can be achieved using wind, solar, batteries and hydro with the Australian National University plan announced in 2017.
"We will get cheaper electricity by moving to renewables, but the Federal Government is not prepared to agree to end coal powered electricity by 2050.
"The current drought has been made worse by climate change with higher temperatures drying out soil moisture faster than in previous droughts.
"The Federal Government has to start listening to the scientists, the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. They have to listen to the public who want action to move to renewables.
"A competent government has to have a climate policy and an energy policy. Our government has failed us and our children’s future."
Above: Eurobodalla 350 will ask Ann Sudmalis to speak up for strong climate action after she reads the Summary for Policymakers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.