This time I’m sending two letters to the Australian Prime Minister, I’m not sure either will be read or responded to but I know the first will be discarded promptly (politicians don’t take too kindly to impoliteness), the second one may have a chance.
You can write to Scott Morrison here.
It’s me again. Today I am writing to you in wake of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released last week. The 100’s of scientists who contributed to the report have called it a CODE RED for humanity. The world is on fire and drowning simultaneously. But you already know about that and have found someone to point the finger at.
Your blame shifting, childish behaviours are akin to those of my five-year-old child. The old, “it wasn’t me, it was him” rebuke. And while we’re on the subject of children, I wouldn’t trust you to mind my children for a day, never mind would I trust you to look after the futures of a nation of children. Not now anyway.
In the wise words of Eliot Sloan, “you eliminate our future with the things you do today. But money is your incentive so that makes it ok.” You are in your 11th hour as Prime Minister so when are you going to show up?
I fear the world my children will inherit, and yours too for that matter. I want the Australian Federal Government to acknowledge that this is an emergency, and we need urgent action now.
Mr. Morrison, I am asking you to come to the table, with deep carbon emissions cuts and strong goals. I’m not looking forward to your response (not that I’m expecting one as you haven’t bothered to respond before) because I’m afraid you may never be convinced to believe in the science and that as long as you are Prime Minister we will always have weak climate targets.
Dear Prime Minister,
Today I am writing to you in wake of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released last week. The 100’s of scientists who contributed to the report have called it a code red, a tipping point to which, if we stand by and do nothing, will go beyond a point of no return and the earth will heat up far beyond 2 ℃.
According to the report, global warming will stay below 2℃ during this century only under scenarios where CO₂ emissions reach net-zero by 2050. The current targets the Morrison government have in place are weak. Instead, as a developed nation, we should be leading the way by embracing stronger targets.
I fear the world my children will inherit. I want the Australian Federal Government to acknowledge that this is an emergency, and we need urgent action now.
As the leader of the Australian Federal Government, I’m asking you to take the following actions to protect our amazing planet and the future of life on earth.
- Set a goal of at least 50% cut in greenhouse gas emission by 2030 but aim for 75%
- Complete divestment from fossil fuels with no new coal or gas projects
- Net-zero emissions by 2050
- Investment in carbon sequestration and reforestation initiatives to return some of what we have lost
Mr. Morrison, I am asking you to come to the table, with deep carbon emissions cuts and strong goals.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter, I look forward to hearing from you and what you’re going to do.