Monday, August 16, 2010

Climate change protests in Australia

Climate change protests are becoming more frequent in Australia and many hope that this will create enough political pressure to urge the major political parties to take action on climate change.

Tens of thousands of climate change protesters in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth have protested against current climate change policy.

The politicians still fail to adequately punish big polluters, and many people believe that the time has come for politicians to step up and take responsibility because climate change needs quick action.

The public is very disappointed with false promises, constant delays, and wants to see real action in form of strict laws that would curb carbon pollution in Australia.

There were also dozens of climate change skeptics who tried to disrupt rally in some cities but they failed to do so. The only thing they managed to do was to create minor incidents which police had to break up.

These events could be very helpful because many politicians will be forced to listen what their voters want from them, and perhaps politics will become more ignorant to powerful fossil fuel lobbies that delay major political decisions connected with climate change.

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