Gas is a volatile, dangerous fuel from last century. It is mainly made up of methane, a greenhouse gas 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Gas extraction poisons our water and wrecks our land.
But the Morrison government is spending public money on new gas projects.
Safe, healthy communities depend on a healthy planet. Let’s get on with the climate solutions that are here, now, and ready to scale in Australia.
Australia is one of the sunniest, windiest places on earth — we have huge opportunities to power our lives with clean, renewable energy this decade and export our sunshine to the world.
We can’t wait any longer. Climate damage is here. The solutions we need are available and ready to renew our communities.
Call on our elected representatives to work together and do better.
They must act now to secure and create climate-positive jobs and do our part to cut pollution this decade — to keep people and wildlife safe from dangerous, climate-fuelled bushfires, droughts and storms.
Australia has the abundant clean energy, the tools and the talent to do the job. Let’s get on with it.
Sign this open letter to all Members and Senators in the Australian Parliament.
To all Members and Senators in the Australian Parliament:
Header image: Gas field. Leonid Ikan/Shutterstock and Warwick Solar Farm. ACF