I’m with Cate Blanchett

Thurtinkle says yes

I say yes!

Recently I went to the Perth Cultural Centre in Northbridge where there was a big rally to get on with doing something about reducing carbon pollution and letting Australia and the world know that loads of people in Australia are in favour of a carbon pollution levy to invest in alternative energy by making the big polluters pay.

Apparently there’s a lot of fear that energy prices will go up if a so-called ‘carbon tax’ is put in place by the government and a recent poll shows that less Australians are in support of it than before. I think that this is because they have been put in fear of big energy price increases by the opposition and the media. Energy prices are going to go up. There’s no doubt about that, with or without this new measure. What is also sure is that we are pumping more carbon pollution out than ever before, the seas are on the brink of an enormous mass exctinction event and that if we don’t act now to wean ourselves off of our addiction to cheap energy from fossil fuels life is going to get very tough for everyone.

Cate Blanchett was one of the voices in this advertising campaign for action on climate change – The conservative opposition leader, Tony Abbott, lambasted the advert. “People who are worth $53m have a right to be heard – but their voice should not be heard ahead of the ordinary working people of this country,” he said.

But it’s worth reading this article by Oliver Milman: How mining and media distort Australia’s carbon tax debate

Here’s the ‘Say Yes’ facebook group

Walk against Warming

Thurtinkle with some Cockatoos

I'm hanging out with the cockatoos in Freo

I went down to Fremantle the other day to listen to all the speakers at the ‘Walk against Warming’ 2010 event. There was an election looming in Australia, and as an endangered species, one of the last gnomes left, I wanted to hear all the different policies of the ALP, LNC and Green parties.

It was a lovely day and loads of people had turned up on the Esplanade. Once again the lovely Rebecca carried me on her shoulders and I had a chat with some people. I do hope that the humans stop using so much energy from non-renewables and get their act together in time.

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