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

Ken Butler
Hugh Morgan
Margaret Lehmann
Rowland Mosbergen
Susan Douglas
Toby Fiander
Christopher Morris
Jan Dallas
Gordon Melsom
Audrey Statham
Elizabeth Weiss
Anna Sebold
Eric Howard
Denis White
Mark Shields
Peter Moylan
Matthew Brunswick
Helen Farrell
Tim Singleton Norton
Sumeena Keshow
Bill Spooner
Jody Sgro
Daniel Hayes
Meg Brooks
Richard Watt
Irene Powell
Stephen Kelly
Peter Granland
Swetik Korzeniewski
Stephen Gulliford
5,378 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Ken Butler
    signed 2019-05-16 11:31:11 +1000
  • Hugh Morgan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:31:10 +1000
  • Margaret Lehmann
    signed 2019-05-16 11:31:00 +1000
  • Rowland Mosbergen
    signed 2019-05-16 11:30:50 +1000
    Rowland Mosbergen
  • Susan Douglas
    signed 2019-05-16 11:30:48 +1000
    Susan Elizabeth Douglas
  • Toby Fiander
    signed 2019-05-16 11:30:47 +1000
  • Christopher Morris
    signed 2019-05-16 11:30:46 +1000
  • Jan Dallas
    signed 2019-05-16 11:30:45 +1000
    Jan Dallas
  • Gordon Melsom
    signed 2019-05-16 11:30:44 +1000
  • Audrey Statham
    signed 2019-05-16 11:30:37 +1000
  • Elizabeth Weiss
    signed 2019-05-16 11:30:35 +1000
  • Anna Sebold
    signed 2019-05-16 11:30:20 +1000
  • Eric Howard
    signed 2019-05-16 11:30:00 +1000
    Eric Howard
  • Denis White
    signed 2019-05-16 11:29:58 +1000
    Denis Leon White
  • Mark Shields
    signed 2019-05-16 11:29:57 +1000
    Mark Shields
  • Peter Moylan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:29:48 +1000
    peter moylan
  • Matthew Brunswick
    signed 2019-05-16 11:29:13 +1000
  • Helen Farrell
    signed 2019-05-16 11:27:57 +1000
  • Tim Singleton Norton
    signed 2019-05-16 11:17:50 +1000
  • Sumeena Keshow
    signed 2019-05-16 11:16:32 +1000
  • Bill Spooner
    signed 2019-05-16 11:16:28 +1000
  • Jody Sgro
    signed 2019-05-16 11:13:57 +1000
  • Daniel Hayes
    signed 2019-05-16 11:11:38 +1000
    Daniel Hayes
  • Meg Brooks
    signed 2019-05-16 11:05:31 +1000
  • Richard Watt
    signed 2019-05-16 11:00:12 +1000
  • Irene Powell
    signed 2019-05-16 10:58:04 +1000
  • Stephen Kelly
    signed 2019-05-16 10:56:09 +1000
  • Peter Granland
    signed 2019-05-16 10:55:43 +1000
  • Swetik Korzeniewski
    signed 2019-05-16 10:49:56 +1000
    Serious action on Climate change is long overdue.
  • Stephen Gulliford
    signed 2019-05-16 10:48:20 +1000