Louise Doran, Ocean Shores
Never thought I would agree with an American politician, but the Governor of California has said that it’s not just climate change that’s a problem, it’s DOG EAT DOG CAPITALISM, combined with climate change, which will be socially and environmentally catastrophic.
I applaud the young people who have taken to the streets to highlight the consequences of the inaction of our politicians who think pandering to mining barons, no matter how dodgy they are, is more important than the well-being of the planet and our children’s future.
Those who are complaining about the inconvenience of the rallies need to think about the inconvenience we’ll face when there’s no water to grow food and the ocean has inundated our homes.
While we may all do that we can personally to mitigate the effects of climate change, if we care about our children, and their children’s future, the most important thing we need to do is stop voting for ignorant morons who think we can continue with the same destructive 19th century behaviour that has created climate change.
Changing that behaviour will not mean a reduced quality of life, we just have to do things differently. We have an abundance of solar and wind to provide much cleaner, cheaper energy, compared to many other countries who have already done much more. Even Canberra is completely powered by renewable energy.
Not being engaged or interested in politics is not an option any longer.
It’s down to our generation to do everything we can to fix the problems our species has created, that means electing people who will legislate the policies we need to ensure our children and the planet will survive.