The vast majority of Australians believe climate change is real, that we should be a world leader in finding solutions, should not wait for other countries and should put in place more incentives for renewables(1).
Image what Australia would be like with People Decide?
We would a research, innovative and industrious nation in clean, green technology, creating jobs, making our education institutions sought far, people would be healthier and costs reduced, our environment would be cleaner and tourism increase. Overall, we would be richer economically and socially.
You don’t need to be an expert to work this out or that climate change is real. If you can’t make the deduction that gases that kill you, if you put yourself in an enclosed space with a car, may have some impact over time on the enclosed space we live in in our atmosphere, it is recommended you look in the mirror and make sure you are not living a limited life. For many things in life we know excess can be disastrous, and it can be too late to change when impacts fully hit home. If you can’t agree that we should use things in moderation before we know the full impacts (because effectively, that is all the Paris Climate Agreement is). You are likely living an unhealthy life, detrimentally affecting others and your legacy doomed.
You use the technology scientists developed for you, such as: cars and phones. Then listen to their warning that overuse is a problem?
The last years have been the hottest on record. We are currently in a Solar Minimum, the time in a solar cycle when the sun is least active. There is evidence we are slowly moving into a Grand Solar Minimum, a period when there is a significant reduction of activity in the sun. Technically, this should have a cooling affect on the planet, but it is getting hotter. To those that do not believe in climate change, I hope for your sack, when the cycles reach Solar Maximum, the impacts are not twice as bad.
If you are someone who can’t live with science then you should not use the technology it gave you.
At the end of the day it doesn’t matter who is right and wrong. We are doing stuff we have never done to our planet. We do not know the full impacts. Logic and deduction is definitive, we should be careful and limit our use till we know the affects, otherwise it may kill us. Countries that do not abide by the Paris Climate Agreement may end up having to pay for the damage done by climate change. Environmental law continues to progress.
You can take responsibility and act now. Why drive a car, that makes you fat and costs money, when you don’t have to? Why do you need two showers a day? Why do you need to eat meat multiple times a day?
1. The Climate Institute, Climate of the Nation 2016, pp 6, 2nd June 2017.