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

Graeme Walters
Ron McGrath
Shirley Taylor
Louise Ford
Peter Bonifacio
John Eager
Paia Ingram
Terry Sullivan
Andrew Glikson
Simon Jones
Peter Dawson
Tanya Hummelstad
Michael Ward
Gary Bailey
Luke Spajic
Jack Pockley
Sue Arnold
Belinda Morrissey
Vincent Craig
Michael and Susan Wright
Jacqueline Lachmann
Rosie Knott
Janice Freeston
Libby Laird
Pat O'Connor
Constance Lever-Tracy
Robert Castleden
Graham Ogilvy
Richard James
john lawrence murphy
5,321 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Graeme Walters
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:52 +1000
    Graeme Walters
  • Ron McGrath
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:49 +1000
    Ron McGrath
  • Shirley Taylor
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:48 +1000
  • Louise Ford
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:43 +1000
  • Peter Bonifacio
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:42 +1000
  • John Eager
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:42 +1000
  • Paia Ingram
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:40 +1000
  • Terry Sullivan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:35 +1000
  • Andrew Glikson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:28 +1000
  • Simon Jones
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:25 +1000
  • Tanya Hummelstad
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:21 +1000
  • Michael Ward
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:19 +1000
  • Gary Bailey
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:12 +1000
  • Luke Spajic
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:11 +1000
    Luke Spajic
  • Jack Pockley
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:10 +1000
  • Sue Arnold
    signed 2019-05-16 11:40:04 +1000
    Australia can no longer afford ignorant politicians and governments. Climate change is real and Australia is severely impacted by not only climatic events but the sheer weight of political ignorance and inaction.
  • Belinda Morrissey
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:59 +1000
  • Vincent Craig
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:53 +1000
  • Michael and Susan Wright
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:50 +1000
  • Jacqueline Lachmann
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:46 +1000
  • Rosie Knott
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:41 +1000
    Rosie Knott
  • Libby Laird
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:32 +1000
  • Pat O'Connor
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:25 +1000
    Pat O’Connor
  • Constance Lever-Tracy
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:20 +1000
  • Robert Castleden
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:18 +1000
    Substantive, strategic action now will signal that we are overcoming our predilection for wishful thinking & self deception.
  • Graham Ogilvy
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:18 +1000
  • Richard James
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:06 +1000
  • john lawrence murphy
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:06 +1000