In late October 2019, a petition with almost half a million signatures on it requested that parliament declare a climate change emergency.
Less than a month later, we have experienced firefighters holding press conferences and speaking out:
Climate change is the key reason why fire seasons are lengthening, fires are harder to control, and access to international firefighting resources like large aircraft is becoming more difficult.
“The government must respond to this urgent threat with an urgent response.
Not long before that 11000 – that’s eleven thousand – eleven thousand scientists across a multitude of nations, including Australia, declared a climate emergency.
Scientists, men and women on the ground and the broader general public agree that now is the time to act on climate change.
The people have spoken.