AUSTRALIAN FIRES: THIS IS A CLIMATE EMERGENCY!

 
 

Australia bushfires are a climate catastrophe, it’s time for Australia PM Scott Morrison to act like it!

All over Australia, families, communities and wildlife are being devastated by the bushfire emergency. Homes are being destroyed, livelihoods razed to the ground, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is nowhere to be seen...

Many survivors and families on the frontline are rising up and refusing to accept weak excuses and distraction from the Australian government. Now is the time to talk about the climate crisis that is driving these catastrophic and unprecedented fires.

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Together, we can send a clear message to the Australian PM Scott Morrison that just like those facing terrifying bushfires, there is nowhere for him to hide.

We should all be concerned because here in Canada, bigger, hotter wildfires are turning Canada’s vast boreal and coastal rainforests into a significant new source of climate-changing greenhouse gases [1][2][3]. You may remember the massive 2016 Fort McMurray Fires. British Columbia had to declared a state of emergency in 2017 and 2018, when residents experienced some of the worst air pollution in the world. The climate crisis knows no boundaries, we can’t remain idle.

Sign the open letter to stand in solidarity with bushfire survivors, and to join the fast-growing movement of people doing what it takes to force politicians worldwide to recognize the climate crisis for what it is: a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate action.

To the Australian Govt: we need to talk about the climate crisis

Dear Australian Government,

Australian homes are being destroyed by the bushfire emergency; livelihoods razed to the ground, and tragically, lives lost.

We need to talk about the climate crisis that is driving these catastrophic and unprecedented fires.

Australia — and the world — is facing a climate and extinction emergency. It is time to act like it.

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

To the Australian Government,

Australia, and the world, are facing a climate and extinction emergency. It is time to act like it!

It is all around us. This crisis is impacting so many lives. Australian families and communities are being devastated by unprecedented fires, devastating droughts are pushing farmers to the brink, coal-driven air pollution is costing lives and the Great Barrier Reef is on life support. This is without mentioning the estimated one billion animals that have died [4].

You have totally failed to do what’s needed to move away from the number one cause of climate destruction in Australia — coal. You have failed the people you represent. Successive governments have presided over shameful inaction.

The climate crisis knows no boundaries. In Australia and in Canada, people simply don’t have time to wait. We will unite our voices to overcome the political and corporate system that enables and protects the fossil fuel industry, and transform it.

In Australia and in Canada, the solutions to this crisis are at our fingertips. The technologies already exist: 100% renewable countries are achievable and people around the world are asking for a fair transition.

Together, people in Canada are joining  Australians to sound the alarm from the ground up. We will hold governments accountable. We will do what it takes. We’ll participate in acts of peaceful defiance in our masses to disrupt business as usual for the biggest polluting companies.

We won’t stop until governments and polluting companies tell the truth about the climate crisis: it is a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate action.

Signed by the people of Canada, in solidarity with the people of Australia.

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