Like many people I am worried about climate change. I got so angry about the Australian Federal Government’s pathetic Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, that I have joined my local climate action group, Yarra Climate Action Now (YCAN). The targets are way too low and will not result in the emissions reduction that scientists tells us are necessary to avoid dangerous climate change. Any reductions in emissions that you and I achieve will be given away as permits for big polluting industries permits to continue polluting.
YCAN is compiling a visual petition on Flickr in protest of the CPRS. Here is my photo on the petition.
If you live in Melbourne and you’d like to take part in the visual petition, YCAN will have a stall at the Farmers Market at the Abbotsford Convent (St Helliers St, Abbotsford) this Saturday, 23 May from 8am-1pm. You can have your photo taken with our cardboard Kev and the speech bubble of your choice. I’ll be there.
Dr Richard Denniss of the Australian Institute explains clearly how the CPRS fails to address emissions reduction in this YouTube video