Do you want the federal government to debate the climate crisis?
An e-petition by Noah Bell from Sydney (reference EN1041) Declare a Climate Emergency, states that: ‘the overwhelming majority of climate scientists around the world have concluded that the climate is changing at unprecedented rates due to anthropogenic causes.
The result of these changes will be catastrophic for future generations, and so we must act now to minimise both human and environmental destruction.’
This is the highest number of signatures an e-petition has recieved. It asks that the government declare a climate emergency.
Time to sign?
At the time of writing, there were almost 250,000 signatures on the document. The petition is open until October 16 and the hope is it will encourage the House of Representatives to debate declaring a climate emergency in the lower house.
The web address for the petition is: www.aph.gov.au/petition_sign?id=EN1041.