I walked around the Lismore CBD and whenever I came to a crossing, an oncoming car would stop gently as if it was important to be careful. I would smile and wave to thank them for stopping and they would smile and wave back at me and it felt like we were connected in caring for our poor, beloved town.
As I walked around I had tears down my face and an ache in my heart. The CBD is destroyed with the empty, still muddy and damaged shops, even the walkways sometimes pulled up and destroyed by flood waters, like a giant has waved a hand and wiped them away. A giant flood.
I’m still glad that so many were saved from the water that destroyed so much. But this is not like any flood before. It’s climate change. It’s disturbing to see how the Liberal government has ignored this obvious warning about climate change and continues to provide funding and support to fossil fuel companies. Is Scott Morrison simply incapable of seeing what’s happening? Or does he just not care?
We need to vote for people who have a heart and will act on climate change rather than supporting companies who have already made billions. Please vote for The Greens or the Climate Independents and Labor.