Presentation on theme: "Why should I come to the national climate rallies on Saturday June 13 th ?"— Presentation transcript:
Why should I come to the national climate rallies on Saturday June 13 th ?
Right now, the Rudd Government is trying to get its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme through Parliament.
It is a deeply flawed scheme that will have no significant effect whatsoever on the climate problem. We need to tell the government to go back to the drawing board and start again.
Also, later this year, in December, Australia goes to Copenhagen to make global carbon agreements.
… and this in turn means that we, the people, must build the biggest and strongest climate movement we can.
Then the government will feel pressured to sign up to serious carbon reduction targets at Copenhagen.
We must be so big, and so powerful, that we out-weigh the coal and other fossil fuel lobby groups, who have held Canberra captive for so long.
Can we do it?
The Earth needs serious help – not 5% token carbon reductions.
Already the Arctic is melting from too much carbon in the air – we must not only slow the growth of CO2 in the atmosphere – we have to actually reduce it.
This means committing ourselves to drastic carbon reductions – there is no other way. Humans cannot negotiate with an increasingly chaotic climate – it will not listen.
Al Gore has called for 100% renewable energy by 2020 as the only way to avoid climate catastrophe. We repeat this call.
In the 1960s, the US committed itself to putting a human on the moon by the end of the decade. A huge percentage of the national economy was channelled towards this end, and they achieved the “impossible”.
Likewise, we need to build a movement that says to our government: “We are ready to set ourselves an even more important challenge for the next decade.”
“We demand an economy that is channelled towards this essential task.”
“We demand a responsible government that will look after not only this generation, but generations to come.”
Join the thousands on June 13 th calling for this new vision – calling for an uncompromising policy of protection for the Earth and all its inhabitants.
100% renewables by 2020! Green jobs – no job cuts! A strong international agreement with climate justice for all! Climate policies that make the big polluters pay!
Please rally at 11 am, Sat June 13 th, Victoria Square, for a march to Rymill Park. Speakers, bands, theatre, and a Climate Festival at the end of the march!
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