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

Martin Paulo
Graham Taylor
Ceri Kitely
Meg Rigby
Graeme Wallace
Kathy Faldt
Matt Walsh
Paul Casbolt
Julia Imrie
Jeff Sandon
Stephen Hansen
Alison Read
Sandra Black
John Burgin
Justine Doherty
Peter Wigley
John Healy
William Raper
Malcolm Whyte
Karina Seljak
James Farrell
NIcole Riles
Eddy Blaxell
Jen Gardiner
Sylvia David
Christopher Chambers
John Woodhouse
Pamela Jordan
Bert Jenkins
Nicholas Sutton
5,231 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Martin Paulo
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:52 +1000
  • Graham Taylor
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:50 +1000
  • Ceri Kitely
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:46 +1000
  • Meg Rigby
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:44 +1000
  • Graeme Wallace
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:42 +1000
  • Kathy Faldt
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:41 +1000
    Kathy Faldt
  • Matt Walsh
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:32 +1000
  • Paul Casbolt
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:31 +1000
    For my granchildren & their children
  • Julia Imrie
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:29 +1000
  • Jeff Sandon
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:29 +1000
  • Stephen Hansen
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:28 +1000
  • Alison Read
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:26 +1000
  • Sandra Black
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:25 +1000
  • John Burgin
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:23 +1000
  • Justine Doherty
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:18 +1000
  • Peter Wigley
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:16 +1000
  • John Healy
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:16 +1000
  • William Raper
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:14 +1000
    FRACI, M. Env. Sc., Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO (retired).
  • Malcolm Whyte
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:13 +1000
  • Karina Seljak
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:10 +1000
    Karina Seljak
  • James Farrell
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:07 +1000
  • NIcole Riles
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:07 +1000
  • Eddy Blaxell
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:03 +1000
  • Jen Gardiner
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:03 +1000
    There is only one planet! If we care about the circumstances of future generations we must act now to protect our planet.
  • Sylvia David
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:01 +1000
  • Christopher Chambers
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:00 +1000
    The human population growth trajectory MUST be turned around. Just compare the population and emmisions growth curves since 1950. This is no coincidence.
  • John Woodhouse
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:56 +1000
    John Woodhouse
  • Pamela Jordan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:56 +1000
  • Bert Jenkins
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:55 +1000
  • Nicholas Sutton
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:50 +1000
    Cmon Australia i’m Almost 40 and learnt about climate change in primary school. We are leaders, let’s lead the world to a post carbon energy future