Climate change is costing Australians. Demand action.

Climate change is costing Australians. Demand action.

The Climate Council's latest report, Hitting Home: The Compounding Costs of Climate Inaction demonstrates that 2019-20 was the most intense period yet for climate change-fuelled extreme weather, in Australia and around the world. 

New South Wales is currently experiencing its worst flooding in decades, with torrential rain and widespread flooding leading to thousands being evacuated and parts of the state being classified as areas of natural disaster.

The deluge comes on the heels of other extreme weather events that have assailed communities across Australia in recent years, including droughts, extreme heatwaves and, of course, the Black Summer bushfires.

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The Climate Council's latest report, Hitting Home: The Compounding Costs of Climate Inaction demonstrates that 2019-20 was the most intense period yet for climate change-fuelled extreme weather, in Australia and around the world. 

New South Wales is currently experiencing its worst flooding in decades, with torrential rain and widespread flooding leading to thousands being evacuated and parts of the state being classified as areas of natural disaster.

The deluge comes on the heels of other extreme weather events that have assailed communities across Australia in recent years, including droughts, extreme heatwaves and, of course, the Black Summer bushfires.

This is what we expect from climate change, and why 2021 must be a critical year for action. Over the coming decade, Australia must aim to at least halve its emissions, and reach net zero emissions, well before 2040. This is what climate action looks like.

But we need your help to make the message cut through.

We’ve created this online tool to help you express your concerns about the rising costs of climate change and easily pass this report on to your political representatives. 

Politicians respond when people stand up and push together. The more people who contact their local MP on climate change, the more likely this matter will be raised and responded to. 

Click here to read the full report.

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Email Your Federal MP

Australians deserve urgent action to protect them from the rising costs of climate change. 

But the Federal Government has committed to the bare minimum, setting woefully inadequate emissions reductions targets that will only put more Australians in harms way. 

Australia must aim to at least halve its emissions, and reach net zero emissions, well before 2040. Email your Federal MP today and ask them to advocate for stronger targets, faster emissions reductions policies and greater investment in the solutions. 

Click here to read the full report.

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  • It’s better to add to and edit the email as much as possible and write your own subject line - to ensure it lands in your MP’s inbox and reflects what you want to say. Just remember, while it's important to be passionate, always be respectful and don't use inappropriate or threatening language.

  • Add a personal message to your email, to explain why this issue is important to you. You can do this by including a relevant personal anecdote or experience.This will help make the issue real and tangible for your MP.

  • If your MP has made any positive steps on renewable energy and climate change, you can thank them for the action they have already taken. But make sure to make it clear what else you would like them to do.

Be sure to leave your name and contact details at the bottom, so your MP can get back to you with a response.