climate change

23 petitions

Started 1 week ago

Petition to Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Tim Nicholls, Hon Jackie Trad MP, Steve Dickson, Steven Miles, Deb Frecklington, Christian Rowan

Queensland Politicians: Remember The Earth

The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea  invite you to join us in petitioning the Premier, the Deputy Premier, the Minister for the Environment, the Leader of the Opposition, the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Steve Dickson, State Leader of One Nation in the lead up to the forthcoming Qld election. Out of nearly 800 Sisters of Mercy, 125 live in Queensland electorates. We are deeply disturbed by a growing lack of reverence for all creation and the continual degradation of the Earth. We urge all politicians to develop policies and plans that address the concerns raised recently by the Bishops of Townsville. In particular we are concerned about: the impending loss of the Great Barrier Reef with back-to-back yearly coral bleaching across two thirds of its length the future of the Artesian Basin and its age-old water resources which are threatened by extraction by  mega- mining developments across Queensland, and especially in the Galilee Basin  the impact of proposed mines in Queensland on the global climate the significant increase in lung disease in local coal mine employees the one-third increase in land-clearing across the state a need for urgent dialogue critiquing cultural factors such as individualism, self-centredness, unlimited progress, the unregulated market, and consumerism. We invite you to show your support for the Earth by signing this petition which calls on the major parties to provide strong indications that these concerns are also their concerns and that they have policies and plans in place to address them.   

Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea
778 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Mayor Cr Jenny Hill

Billionaire Adani doesn't need Townsville Ratepayers’ Gift - Council Must say "NO"

Townsville City Council recently voted to gift Adani Enterprises $18.5M to build a remote airstrip to support that company’s proposed Carmichael coal mine. This decision was made in secret, and the community was never told by the Mayor of her intention to push this gift through without asking the public about it. Council explains that the funds for this have been made available from savings achieved from this year's mass redundancies of over 300 people. Basically, Mayor Jenny Hill has (after receiving $1,467.45 in gifts from Adani in March this year) shoved a large amount of ratepayer’s money to an Indian billionaire. This decision can and should be reversed and all the relevant documents behind this secretive decision should be made available to the public. There are more pressing local priorities that this money could and should be directed towards.  We the Citizens call on Mayor Jenny Hill and elected Councillors to: 1.      Withdraw this decision at the next Council meeting and notify Adani, and 2.      Make all documents related to this decision available to the public, free of charge so they can be openly viewed   By signing this petition, you can send a clear message to Jenny Hill that it isn't good enough for hard-earned ratepayers’ funds to be provided to a Billionaire, who should be funding his for-profit enterprises himself.

Peter Newey
53,777 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Minister of Climate Change, Minister for the Environment, Minister of Conservation, Minister of Primary Industries

Planting for the future: Take action now by planting trees on marginal Crown land.

You have the power to stand up for our environment by signing this petition. Join us in challenging our Government’s environmental leaders to take climate change action now by planting trees on all of New Zealand’s marginal Crown land. Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) manages almost three million hectares of Crown land, which is around 8% of New Zealand's land area. Within this land mass, marginal sites exist where the land is unproductive and remains largely unused. Our challenge to New Zealand’s Minister of Environment, Minister of Climate Change Issues, Minister of Primary Industies, and Conservation Minister, is to start transitioning this marginal Crown land into carbon sinks by planting trees now. What will the world look like through your children’s eyes? Will the hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and other natural disasters occurring in our current world follow our children into the future, or are you willing to promote positive climate change action that will help keep Earth a safe, habitable place for future generations? Our Earth’s core temperature has risen approximately 1°C in the last century, putting pressure on us and our wildlife to adapt to the unpredictable and extreme conditions global warming causes. More and more we are hearing about and watching the impacts of flash floods, droughts, wildfires, and severe storms as they occur across the globe.  Sometimes it’s hard to relate to disasters that we are not directly affected by, however, while the effects of climate change may not appear to be impacting your life right now, consider how damaging they will be for your children, grandchildren and future generations. Aotearoa New Zealand has ratified the Paris Climate agreement. Planting trees on marginalised land will aid us in meeting our commitments and ensure we are giving back to the land that feeds us. Please take this opportunity to support a positive change for our climate that will show the world how serious New Zealand is taking their commitment to reduce global warming. “Poipoia te kakano, kia puawai Nurture the seed, and it will blossom” Photo credit: For more information on the relationship between climate change and natural disasters, click here. For more information on the Paris Agreement, click here.

Massey University Climate Change Project Group
156 supporters