figures show an outstanding endorsement of renewable energy in
Australia from the public and highlight that Australians do want to
see a greater investment in renewable energy. Furthermore, with
over 26,000 young people petitioning for renewable energy in
, it is clear that the inheritors of our earth are lobbying for
change. This decision is ultimately a test of our moral compasses and
our ability to act for the wellbeing of our present and our future.
At its core, the issues of climate change are those of humanity and
the importance of protecting invaluable resources of our planet.
Greed, politics and power are factors which should not be considered
in regards to this matter where our health and future are involved.
Australia now faces a choice. We can continue subsidising the coal
industry, fuelling our dependence on fossil-fuels, keep mining and
burning coal, keep polluting our air and water. We can keep damaging
our country and heath, be left behind with the rest of the world on
investment and face an uncertain future with an unstable climate;
despair and accept great losses. Or we can harness the potential of
human ability of ingenuity, creativity and cooperation to overcome a
seemingly impossible challenge by switching to 100% clean renewable
energy, creating a safer, healthier, happier future for all.
For the benefit of Australia, her citizens and the world, a
transition to low-carbon electrical sources and renewable energy is
imperative in order for Australia to play its part in global efforts to
minimise the adverse impacts of climate change. The earth is our
most priceless possession and we must no longer exploit it. The
sustenance of humanity depends upon preserving a healthy
biosphere with all its ecological systems, fertile soils, rich diversity of
plants and animals, pure waters and clean air. It is time for the
Australian government to confront the full force of the climate crisis
and recognise the urgency of action and the scale of transition
required to restore a safe climate future. Climatic change inmentality,
approach and action must be overcome to tackle the pressing issue
of catastrophic climate change.
Data from the
Climate Coalition, 2013