The climate emergency is a direct threat to human life and our government must start paying attention.
Throughout December, bushfires fueled by the climate crisis blanketed Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra in unprecedented levels of smoke haze. There is no safe level of air pollution, with exposure linked to a range of adverse health conditions like premature births, asthma, heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer.
At the same time, many parts of the country sweltered through never-before-seen heatwave conditions, Australia’s most deadly form of extreme weather.
And throughout this dangerous "new normal", Scott Morrison's government has been ignoring the impacts of the climate crisischange, while all around them the threat gets worse.
We call on the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency, and you can too.
Declaring a climate emergency means recognising that the climate crisis is the fight of our lives, it puts action on climate change at the centre of all government policy and planning decisions and it begins the whole of government and whole of society mobilisation effort required to protect Australia's people and ecology.
Recognising we are in a climate crisis by declaring an emergency ends the business as usual approach of the Labor and Liberal parties, who still put their coal, oil and gas donors ahead of people and our environment.
We're urging all members and senators of the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency, so we can take the urgent action required to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Will you join us in calling on the Parliament to support a declaration of a climate emergency?