Greg Mullins and the Emergency Leaders for Climate Action have been out in the media, underlining the link between climate change and increasingly dangerous bushfire seasons.
They are calling for:
- A well-equipped fire and emergency service, which is able to address the increasing risk to lives and livelihoods from bushfires that are exacerbated by climate change, and
- A credible federal climate and energy policy that will ramp up Australia’s transition to renewable energy and dramatically slash our greenhouse gas emissions.
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Here’s a quick snapshot of the coverage:
Emergency Leaders for Climate Action press conference 14 Nov 19
Emergency Leaders For Climate Action are calling on the government to act against the urgent threat of climate change – watch now.
ABC RN Breakfast 14 Nov 19
"We can’t fix the past, so let’s just start now. Let’s take real action on the base cause, which is the burning of oil, coal and gas." – Greg Mullins on ABC's RN Breakfast.
Posted by The Climate Council on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Sunrise 13 Nov 19
"I’m now a volunteer fire-fighter, we just can’t get the burns in because it’s either too wet or it’s too dangerous and they get away from us. So that’s the fuel problem. And people need to recognise it is climate change." – Greg Mullins, former Commissioner of Fire and Rescue NSW and Climate Councillor. We need to listen to the experts, not the furphies. Climate change is super-charging these bushfires.
Posted by The Climate Council on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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7.30 Report 13 Nov 19
The debate over hazard reduction burning.
Posted by 7.30 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Project 11 Nov 19
Climate change is not only making conditions hotter and drier, it's also decreasing the number of days it's possible to do fuel reduction. Listen to the science and the experts, not the furphies.
Posted by The Climate Council on Monday, November 11, 2019
ABC 7.30 6 Nov 19
"The most fire-prone parts of the planet are burning more and more and it is going to be harder to fight these fires.” Greg Mullins, Climate Councillor and former NSW Fire and Rescue Commissioner, just returned from visiting the devastating Californian fires. He brought back some lessons to share for Australia’s worsening bushfire risk – and hopes the Prime Minister will listen.
Posted by The Climate Council on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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