Barossa Council: Declare a climate emergency

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The Barossa economy is reliant on viticulture and wine production is heavily influenced by the climate. Economic impacts from a changing climate could be extreme and permanent. Severe fires, floods, drought and heat waves have become more frequent and increasingly severe. Ecosystems and species are disappearing and increasingly under threat. And here, in the Barossa, we are not an exception.

That's why I am calling on Barossa 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.

Please, sign and share this petition and send a strong message:

Save us from a climate crisis, before it’s too late. Declare a climate emergency, today.