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Media release – Extinction Rebellion, 11 September 2021 Climate Action at Premier’s Office Extinction Rebellion says that individuals are free to act on behalf of us all, using non-violent civil disobedience to bring attention to the extreme urgency of the climate situation, as shown in the recent IPCC report, labelled Code Red for Humanity. “We […]

Media release – Extinction Rebellion, 11 September 2021

Climate Action at Premier’s Office

Extinction Rebellion says that individuals are free to act on behalf of us all, using non-violent civil disobedience to bring attention to the extreme urgency of the climate situation, as shown in the recent IPCC report, labelled Code Red for Humanity.

“We are sick of waiting; that’s why we are here,” said Graham Bailey. “The Premier must declare a climate emergency, prepare for worse bushfires, stop using fossil fuels and stop destroying native forests which are massive stores of carbon.”

“Bushfires are getting worse because of hotter days. That’s just the beginning, unless we act now!”

Steve Saunders disputed the Premier’s claims of net zero. “The premier hides behind the Tasmania’s renewable energy generation, but we are not net zero. It was only the decrease in native forest logging since 2005 which led to a reduction in CO2 emissions. The latest IPCC report clearly states that we must stop as much CO2 as possible entering the atmosphere – immediately! Every native forest tree that is logged will be CO2 in the atmosphere within a couple of years. Drawing down that carbon with new trees takes decades, which we do not have. Native forests must be left alone.

Steve added, “We need to create truly sustainable jobs and fast track solutions to the climate crisis. Communities need to become resilient to the extreme climate that is to come. We can transition workers to other industries – Germany transitioned 130,000 workers out of coal mining successfully. We can do the same for forest workers. To pretend we can continue with business as usual is to condemn us and the planet to a catastrophe. Read the IPCC report or summaries. This is our last chance according to scientists.

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Source: Tasmanian Times https://www.tasmaniantimes.com/2021/09/climate-action-at-premiers-office/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=climate-action-at-premiers-office

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