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Why Should I Come To The Climate Rallies (Queensland) Why Should I Come To The Climate Rallies (Queensland) 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 channeled 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 channeled 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 1pm, Sat June 13 th , Queens Park (cnr George & Elizabeth Sts, City).
    • Speakers, bands, workshops and information stalls at the end of the march!
    • Be part of the movement for change right now : please pass this on to as many in your networks as you can .
    • - and if you would like to help actively build the rally, please email [email_address]
    • If you’d like to get connected with others concerned with climate change, join the network email list by emailing climate-action-queensland+subscribe@googlegroups.com
    • See you there!