Ultimately, there’s only one way
to mitigate climate change and that is to step away from
all fossil fuels on a rapid timeline and convert the entire country
and economy to renewable forms of energy. Industry, houses, cars, exports,
electrify what we can with systems and technologies
that already exist. Wind, solar, geothermal, biomass
and renewable-generated hydrogen. It doesn’t matter at all how many people
engage in the decarbonisation of their lives individually, if we don’t erase
fossil fuel use as a society then the extremes in our weather
will just continue to increase. We need to focus on big decisions,
on core problems, and put the planet and people before politics. Now, everything I’ve said here can be
backed up and confirmed by our brightest scientific minds.
Just ask them. Our taxes have already paid for their
bloody education, it’s time to utilise that knowledge. It is time to act. Let’s lead the way.