Vote #1.5 for policies that will keep global warming under 1.5 degrees.
The start of this year was the hottest on record. Debilitating heatwaves across the entire country, record drought, unprecedented flooding in Townsville and bushfires raging across 200,000 hectares in Tasmania.
The urgency for acting on the climate emergency could not be any clearer.
Burning dirty fuels causes climate change, and climate change means more extreme weather. It means longer droughts , more intense heatwaves, and more dangerous bushfires. At the same time, our government still wants to open up the Galilee Basin, one of the world’s largest untapped coal reserves. Australia is the largest exporter of coal in the world – we are actively adding fuel to the fire.
This is a climate emergency. I pledge to Vote #1.5 for policies that will keep global warming under 1.5 degrees.
The world’s scientists have told us we must keep global warming to 1.5 degrees to protect our civilisation. Every single candidate across the country needs to show they will push for real climate action in Parliament by announcing a commitment to: