Labor politician’s call to action on climate

Andrew Leigh is a senior member of Australia’s opposition. In response to one of his newsletters, I wrote this to him:

    Andrew, that’s a great report. Thank you.

    However, I have a beef with the ALP regarding climate policy. Officially, you still support the expanded mining of thermal coal, notably Adani (and therefore Palmer and Reinhart). You still are for fracking in the NT and elsewhere. And you have not opposed oil drilling in the Bight.

    Unless you change these policies, your words are only words.


He sent me a courteous reply, and a link to an article of his in a newspaper.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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2 Responses to Labor politician’s call to action on climate

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    The Club of Rome reports were assessed for accuracy, much later.
    Donella Meadows herself compared the predictions of the First Report to historical happenings 30 years later. The “Business as usual” scenario was remarkably accurate.
    The second report was assessed by Graeme Turner 40 years later, and also was found to be spot on.
    If only humanity had taken action then…
    On my About page, I have links to the tools I use to stop myself from jumping off the planet.


  2. Don Graham says:

    Has George finally seen the advent of the First Extermination, Bob?

    It’s formal starting point, imho, began the night of DJT’s acquittal.

    Am I misremembering that we agreed that Meadows and Randers Tipping Point of 1975 was accurate enough?


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