IPCC says it’s “now or never” to quit coal and gas - or last drinks for a liveable planet
5 April 2022
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says 2025 must be the peak year for global emissions and that new investments in coal, oil and gas will take us past 1.5 degrees.
The findings of the latest IPCC report, described as the ‘final warning’, put both Australian major political parties at odds with the science and global consensus on targets and the need to cease all new fossil fuel infrastructure.
Quotes attributable to Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP:
“It’s clear Liberal and Labor’s new coal and gas must stop.”
“The IPCC report makes it clear that we have all the technologies we need, but renewables and EV’s won’t be enough unless we also get out of coal and gas.
“Coal and gas are the biggest cause of climate change. The first job on climate is to stop making the problem worse, and that means no more coal and gas or it’s last drinks for a liveable planet.”
“Australia is a huge part of the problem, 3rd in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Russia for exporting fossil fuel pollution.
“This Liberal government and the Labor opposition both want to roll out 114 new coal and gas projects in direct contravention of the IPCC warning
“If you don’t have a plan to get out of coal and gas, you don’t have a credible climate plan.”