Climate Action must be a Top Priority for the Next Parliament

62 scientists and experts have signed an open letter to the next Parliament of Australia, calling for whichever party that wins Government this Saturday to make urgent action on climate change a top priority for the 46th Parliament of Australia.

Prominent signatories of the open letter include: Nobel Prize winners Professor Peter Doherty AC and Dr. Sue Wareham OAM, former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley AC, former Chief Scientist of Australia Professor Penny Sackett and many of Australia’s leading scientists from disciplines including climate change, health, economics, energy, and finance, including Professor Hilary Bambrick, Professor Will Steffen and Professor Barbara Norman.

Add your name to the open letter below >

To the Next Parliament of Australia --

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising, moving the country further away from its Paris Agreement obligations.

Whichever party wins government on Saturday, urgent action on climate change must be a top priority for the 46th Parliament of Australia.

The consequences of climate change are already upon us; including harsher and more frequent extreme weather, destruction of natural ecosystems, severe property damage and a worldwide threat to human health.

Australia Institute research shows current emission reduction targets are incompatible with the goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement that aims to hold the rise in global temperature to 1.5°C and no more than 2.0°C above pre-industrial levels.

The solutions are all available to address climate change, all that is missing is the political will.

Who's signing

Chris Roles
Rosalind Dight
Tom Healey
Elizabeth Thian
Diane Bos
Pat Deleo
Ingereth Macfarlane
Keren Skyring
Bryce Ridgeway
Adam Young
Kim Boothman
Anthony Felettigh
Barbara Kendall
Rex Singline
Neil Hodgson
Barry Firth
Hazel Stevens
Liz Aird
John Starr
Ashleigh Ridgeway
Michelle Dunne Breen
Ross Baker
Prue Bardsley
Dane Murray
Christine Seiler
Judy Sherrington
Rosemary Gooch
Campbell McLennan
Lynette Jacona
Aaron Wynd
5,231 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Chris Roles
    signed 2019-05-23 16:05:02 +1000
  • Rosalind Dight
    signed 2019-05-23 16:04:23 +1000
    What are you frightened of? Rosalind Dight
  • Diane Bos
    signed 2019-05-23 15:58:12 +1000
    Diane Bos
  • Pat Deleo
    signed 2019-05-23 15:55:47 +1000
    Pat Deleo
  • Ingereth Macfarlane
    signed 2019-05-23 15:55:22 +1000
    No new coal – fund alternative jobs in providing renewable energy
  • Anthony Felettigh
    signed 2019-05-23 15:39:34 +1000
    Anthony Felettigh
  • Barbara Kendall
    signed 2019-05-23 15:38:33 +1000
  • Rex Singline
    signed 2019-05-23 15:37:33 +1000
    The CO2 concentration rises at an ever continuing rate – thanks to Australia. How silly all this is!! Why aren’t we out front – developing and embracing a low carbon economy. Let’s all piss off fossil fuels. But it would be so much easier if our political leaders engaged and actually thought all this through. More CO2 = warmer globe = warmer oceans. We are surrounded by massive oceans i.e. heat sinks, like no other country. Our World is, and will continue to change, in ways that will be extremely disruptive and, shamefully, very predictable.
  • Barry Firth
    signed 2019-05-23 15:36:10 +1000
    Barry Firth
  • Hazel Stevens
    signed 2019-05-23 15:30:29 +1000
  • Liz Aird
    signed 2019-05-23 15:29:47 +1000
  • Michelle Dunne Breen
    signed 2019-05-23 15:20:51 +1000
  • Ross Baker
    signed 2019-05-23 15:18:39 +1000
    Though this is post election it is imperative Australians get on board!
  • Christine Seiler
    signed 2019-05-23 15:12:16 +1000
  • Judy Sherrington
    signed 2019-05-23 15:11:21 +1000
  • Rosemary Gooch
    signed 2019-05-23 15:10:59 +1000
  • Campbell McLennan
    signed 2019-05-23 15:00:47 +1000
  • Lynette Jacona
    signed 2019-05-23 14:59:52 +1000
  • Aaron Wynd
    signed 2019-05-23 14:57:11 +1000