… or I’ll eat my shorts
Dear climate friends,
My role, as your tracker, is to closely follow the Australian delegation, and report back to you what they are saying, doing and championing on our behalf. At key moments in time, I will also ask that you join together with me to put pressure on those very people making decisions about our futures, about the future of our world.
Very important I hear you say, but what’s this talk about shorts? You’ll have to read to the end to find out…
Yesterday, here in Australia, the senate voted down the Government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. While some say this is a loss for our climate, I say this is an opportunity for our Government to upgrade Australia’s climate change policy, and commit to an emissions reduction target of 40% below 1990 levels by 2020. Now, more than ever before, is the time to raise our concerns loudly to our political representatives and let our government know we want to see Australia be a global climate leader and take the level of action historical responsibility demands.
So, to that end, I have worked with various NGO friends here in Australia to come up with a call to action (see below). Right now we are distributing this ask widely through our e-networks. Can you help us to get this message out even wider?
How to take action
- Below is the letter for you to cut and paste in to your message to Senator Wong.
- Go to Senator Wong’s home page (Click here)
- Paste the following letter into the message form (or write your own)