Scott Morrison needs to stop listening to his big donors in the fossil fuel industry and pay attention to the 11,000 scientists who have jointly declared that we are in a climate emergency and must act urgently in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, said Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale.
“We are now in a climate emergency and that is a fact. The scientists know it and the community knows it, but Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party still have their heads buried firmly in the sand,” said Di Natale.
“This Government has no plan to address dangerous climate change beyond running interference for its big corporate donors in the fossil fuel industry. Scott Morrison needs to ignore his big donors and listen to the scientists and the community, who know we need to phase out coal and other fossil fuels and make the transition rapidly to a jobs-rich renewables economy.”
“This is an unprecedented move that confirms governments do not have the climate crisis under control,” said Greens Climate Change Spokesperson Adam Bandt, MP.
“When over 11,000 scientists speak so strongly, the Australian government must act as if our lives depend on it. After 30 years of warning from the scientific community, they are sounding the final alarm.
“The Greens will press on with our push to have Parliament declare a climate emergency so government will start taking the urgent action we need.”