Bushfires devastated huge areas of mountain country last summer – across the eastern Alps in Victoria and the northern Snowy Mountains in NSW. These fires triggered three government inquiries – all of which identified climate change as being a key factor in the scale of the fires.
Now the Bushfire Royal Commission is due to release its final report. A key question will be whether the Commission recommends that Australia act decisively to reduce it’s contribution to global heating. Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action (BSCA) is asking you to stand with us on climate change to highlight the need for the federal government to act.
‘We’re asking you to share a photo on social media that shows why action on climate change matters to you. It might be a view from your window that was obscured by smoke from the fires. It might be a photo from a holiday in a place that was affected by the fires. We want you to send a message to the Federal Government: Any plan to tackle bushfires in Australia needs to address climate change.
We’re asking you to do this at 11AM (AEDT) on October 28, the day the Bushfire Royal Commission is due to release its final report. Use the hashtag #isupportbushfiresurvivors and tag our social accounts (Twitter: @BSCA_Aus, Instagram: @bushfiresurvivors4climate, Facebook: @bushfiresurvivors).
Together we can show why action on Climate change is so important.’
Join the action via the facebook event page here.
Outdoors people have supported climate actions before – check this report from the SEPT 25 student climate actions.
BSCA have joined with Friends of the Earth to issue a joint statement to urge the Commission to accept the implications this has for public policy.