Why Should I Come To The National Climate Rallies


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Why Should I Come To The National Climate Rallies

  1. 1. Why should I come to the national climate rallies on Saturday June 13 th ?
  2. 2. It is now likely that the Greens, Liberals and Independents will now vote to delay the Rudd Government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme till next year.
  3. 3. <ul><li>This means there will be no targets or carbon scheme in place when Australia goes to Copenhagen in December to make global carbon agreements. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>… and this in turn means that we, the people, must build the biggest and strongest climate movement we can . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Then the government will feel pressured to sign up to serious carbon reduction targets at Copenhagen. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Can we do it? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Earth needs serious help – not 5% token carbon reductions. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Al Gore has called for 100% renewable energy by 2020 as the only way to avoid climate catastrophe. </li></ul><ul><li>We repeat this call. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>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”. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Likewise, we need to build a movement that says to our government: </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are ready to set ourselves an even more important challenge for the next decade.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>“ We demand an economy that is channeled towards this essential task.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>“ We demand a responsible government that will look after not only this generation, but generations to come.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>100% renewables by 2020! </li></ul><ul><li>Green jobs – no job cuts! </li></ul><ul><li>A strong international agreement with climate justice for all! </li></ul><ul><li>Climate policies that make the big polluters pay! </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Please rally at 11 am, Sat June 13 th , Victoria Square, for a march to Rymill Park. </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers, bands, theatre, and a Climate Festival at the end of the march! </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Be part of the movement for change right now : please pass this on to as many in your networks as you can . </li></ul><ul><li>- and if you would like to help actively build the rally, or join our Climate Emergency Action Network, please contact us at: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>or our website at: www.cleansa.org.au </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>See you there! </li></ul>