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.

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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

Scott Waldron
keri james
Hillary Morris
Julian White
Zoe Ling
Peter Gill
Selina Ward
Peter Whalley-Thompson
Penelope Ralph
Bernard de Jonk
Hjudy Finney
Mark Wilson
Stephen Whately
Marina Varda
Elinor Hurst
Lrae Tawse
Robert Humphries
Wendy Ivey
Lorna Morgan
Evan Cole
Matthew Hilder
Walter Carpenter
Vera Poole
William Dejong
Rolf Glenk
John Ingram
Molly OBrien
Marc Thomas
Lesley Howard
Ray North
5,321 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Scott Waldron
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:05 +1000
  • keri james
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:04 +1000
    keri james
  • Hillary Morris
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:03 +1000
    We must do all we can to phase out our reliance on carbon producing energy. We have already reached 415 ppm and many Asian, Middle Eastern and African countries are experiencing the impact of global warming. In 2015 over 3,500 people died from heat related illnesses due to the combined affect of high temperatures and high humidity. If the wet-bulb globe temperature goes over 35% c, we are unable to cool ourselves and we die. In 2015 the WBGT in Pakistan reached close to this level hence the 3,500 deaths.
  • Julian White
    signed 2019-05-16 11:39:02 +1000
  • Zoe Ling
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:57 +1000
    Zoe Ling
  • Peter Gill
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:56 +1000
  • Selina Ward
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:53 +1000
  • Peter Whalley-Thompson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:51 +1000
    We wasted the ten years we had to make this an easy transition. For the sake of my kids and yours, action now is essential, however inconvenient it becomes.
  • Penelope Ralph
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:48 +1000
  • Bernard de Jonk
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:43 +1000
  • Hjudy Finney
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:41 +1000
  • Mark Wilson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:39 +1000
  • Stephen Whately
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:35 +1000
  • Marina Varda
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:34 +1000
  • Elinor Hurst
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:33 +1000
    This is urgent and important. We have already lost much valuable time.
  • Lrae Tawse
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:31 +1000
  • Robert Humphries
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:26 +1000
    Stopping runaway global warming is a critical economic priority too – the Coalition doesn’t seem to understand this, and in doing so is not even supporting the interests of those who vote for it.
  • Wendy Ivey
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:21 +1000
    I agree that climate action is a top priority and must be treated as such by any government.
  • Lorna Morgan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:17 +1000
    Lorna Morgan
  • Evan Cole
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:15 +1000
  • Matthew Hilder
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:10 +1000
  • Walter Carpenter
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:09 +1000
  • Vera Poole
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:08 +1000
  • William Dejong
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:03 +1000
    William Dejong
  • Rolf Glenk
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:03 +1000
  • John Ingram
    signed 2019-05-16 11:38:00 +1000
  • Molly OBrien
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:56 +1000
    Molly O’Brien
  • Marc Thomas
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:55 +1000
  • Lesley Howard
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:54 +1000
  • Ray North
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:52 +1000
    There is no plan B