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ICAN’s Susie Dove, Lois Genis and Jim Tait mail off ICAN’s party registration application to the AEC. Photo supplied

A new local political party has registered with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

Independents for Climate Action Now (ICAN) claim to be locally grown and aim to ‘disrupt Australia’s party based political system by making climate change a non-partisan issue’.

Party leader and environmental scientist Jim Tait said ICAN grew out of his concerns and frustrations surrounding national climate policy.

He said of ICAN, ‘It has been a major collaborative effort to get this far, considering we only had our first public meeting in September 2018.’

‘We now have a web site , a Facebook page, a constitution, and over 700 members with membership growing daily. The effort put in by the working group has been legendary and reflects people’s commitment to the cause of climate action now.

‘ICAN is a party of allied independents bound by a commitment to delivering effective, scientific evidence-based policies to address the climate emergency.’

‘ICAN’s emergency-based policy response to climate change has six foundations:

1. 100 per cent Renewable Energy Transition

2. Managed Phase Out of the Fossil Fuel Industry

3. Natural Resource and Ecosystem Management for Carbon Sequestration

4. Investment in Science and Technology to Implement Carbon Drawdown

5. Creating a Beyond Zero Emissions Society, and

6. Planned Adaptation for Unavoidable Climate Impacts.’

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  1. Way too little way too late. The polar vortex has split. Co2 is at 415ppm that is enough latent heat to bringaverage heat past survivsble for most humans. “Renewables” the production of which needs lots of coal and steel, do nothing to solve the problem. Ever increasing methane release is heating up the planet. The ideas they pit forwsrd mighy jave been relevant 30 years ago. Now it is too late.

    • Yes it is very late but we can’t just give up. Fortunately other parts of the world have been working on the problem for decades. Tony Abbott will be remembered by the world as a notorious villain.

      Much of the energy for producing photovolatic panels is generated at the manufacturing plants using solar. The full payback for the energy used in production had gotten down to less than three years decades ago and will be far less now.

    • Perhaps the methane release is coming from all the vegans / vegetarians who have a gas problem as eating carbohydrates full of antitoxins will cause. Not to mention the extra output of fibrous faeces caused by it’s ingestion.
      Animal husbandry and farming can be done in a better way but filling animals up with grains rather than grass is a part of that problem.
      Large crops create their own issues and damage the land. Am sick and tired of the hidden agenda to make the population eat plant crops. It is not prime sustenance for human beings as many ex vegans have found out the hard way.
      I am all for cleaning up the oceans and waterways and preserving what is left of our native flora and fauna, but know that the planet is a living one that has seen vast and dramatic changes in it’s existence and once there was no ice in the arctic and again at some point there may not be regardless of whether humans were living on it or otherwise.

  2. You’re not right Andy. The Science Party has been around for 6 years now, fully committed to evidence based climate action. My concern is that the vote is split between new partys that inevitably start from a very small base.
    Science Party has run candidates in Grandler, Wentworth and New England amongst other electorates and has developed policies across the spectrum. Check them out. https://www.scienceparty.org.au/

  3. We know what the problem is but no one has come up with any solution OVER POPULATION,housing and feeding everyone it is impossible , so what is your take on this .?Sending money to the country’s where children are dying of starvation every minute is the most heartbreaking thing to imagine the adds on tv ars so upsetting which is what they want ,I would love to know how much is sent and where did it end up they have been doing this for so long they could have bought the country , so in comes China watch this space.

    • I believe you all need to google Lord Moncktin’s data on Global Warming.
      I am wholeheartedly behind putting money and resources inti stopping plastics, recycling sensibly, caring for what goes in stormwater drains, stopping Monsanto’s Roundup which contains Agent Orange- used in the war in Vietnam and now has 27,000 Law suits in the USA for its Cacinogenic Ingredients. Fishing sensibly, Landcare, care for all natural waterways, rivers etc. However do google Lord Monckton’s facts on global warming, Windfarms, he has a brilliant sense of humour whilst getting the truth out there backing it with facts. Google Agenda 21 when you have time.


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