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!
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