Wingecarribee Shire Council: Declare a climate emergency
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Dear Mr Gair,
With the current drought and no substantial rainfall in sight, I am gravely concerned about our local native flora and fauna. If they continue to suffer, the delicate ecosystems in our beautiful shire will be severely impacted and this could affect the livelihood of all living here - humans, animals and plants.
That's why I am calling on Wingecarribee Shire Council to declare a climate emergency.
More than 60 per cent of Australians agree with the sentiment that "Global warming is a serious and pressing problem." The UK became the first country in the world to declare a national climate emergency in May 2019. Here in Australia, it was Darebin Council in Melbourne who became the first council in the world to recognise the climate emergency in December 2016.
We have been given 12 years to drastically reduce emissions, lest our world warm to the point where humans face an existential threat. We cannot wait until the next Federal election. We need all action at all levels of government.
I am calling on my local council to respect the will of the people and embrace climate action. We request that you declare a climate emergency. This would demonstrate a concrete commitment, a willingness to stand together and fight to prevent the largest threat of our times.
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Save us from a climate crisis, before it’s too late. Declare a climate emergency, today.
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