Climate Election: Kooyong is in the news!
Kooyong: climate change shakes up the election in Liberal Melbourne
“The driving force of opposition to Frydenberg is dissatisfaction with the Coalition over a lack of action of climate change, focused on its backing for the Adani coalmine and failure to rule out new coal-fired power stations.”
“On day one of the election campaign, the Treasurer was tasked with trying to convince voters that the coalition is doing enough to tackle climate change.
The consensus at Hawthorn Arts Centre on Thursday night was a firm no.”
“Meanwhile, groups such as Kooyong Votes Climate, are agitating at the grass roots, encouraging locals to vote for the candidate they think will do the best job to mitigate climate change.”
On the Climate Election
“Climate change is a “critical threat” to Australia’s interests according to almost two-third of Australians…”
“Among Australians aged 18 to 29, 81 percent thought we should take action on climate change, even if it was expensive.”
“"Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change."
This was a message recently delivered by renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough. And he meant it for our politicians.
"Leaders of the world, you must lead. The continuation of civilisations and the natural world upon which we depend is in your hands."
Globally this message — and others like it — seem to have been heard by the community. School students are striking. People are marching. Authorities are issuing warnings and businesses are doing what they can to adapt to changes already seen and predicted.”
“In an ABC poll of more than 100,000 Australian voters, it's clear the environment has become the number one issue for most respondents.
Twenty-nine per cent rated it as their biggest concern, up from just 9% in the 2016 election.”
“The electorate is aware. Concern about climate change is now at a 10-year high among Australians, with 64% believing it should be a top priority for the government, according to an Ipsos poll released in April.”
“The [Social Sector Climate Statement] said climate change was not only a threat to the environment, but also threatened people’s livelihoods, making it a social justice and intergenerational equity issue.”