A group of scientists and industry leaders have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to take action on climate change.
In an open letter entitled There Is No Planet B, 154 Australian scientists urged the Government to address the root causes of climate change.
“We are as humans conducting a massive science experiment with this planet. It’s the only planet we have got …. We know that the consequences of unchecked global warming would be catastrophic …. We as a human species have a deep and abiding obligation to this planet and to the generations that will come after us.”
“We call on the Australian government to tackle the root causes of an unfolding climate tragedy and do what is required to protect future generations and nature, including meaningful reductions of Australia’s peak carbon emissions and coal exports, while there is still time.”
The letter has been signed by prominent climate scientists such as Will Steffen, Leslie Hughes, Tim Flannery, Charlie Veron and David Bowman, and includes signatures by members of the Environment Institute including Professor Robert S. Hill, Professor Andrew Lowe, Associate Professor Phillip Cassey, Dr Thomas Prowse, Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido and Professor Steven Cooper.