People's Climate March

Canberra's march was a big one, 6000 or so, filling the traffic ramp from Parliament going down to the lights, and still a tail coming around the corner at the back.

Vintage Reds joined the red contingent, representing "the front lines of change", and made up of a vast swirl of AEU flags, individual AEU school banners, and ALP t-shirts, among others. Others clumped into purple, green, rainbow groups... a lovely sight.

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Photo: Jane Timbrell

People came together to call for a faster response to climate change from our governments, with the Paris Climate Conference starting today, Monday 20 November, and running until Friday 11 December.

Australia's figures are bad whichever way you look at it: we are the 10th highest per capita emitter of CO2 in the world. Even when we take our overall emissions, we are the 16th largest emitter of CO2 in the world, which is pretty impressive for a small population like ours. One online site rates Australia among a group of "inadequate" countries, whose position if followed by other countries would be likely to see global warming of 3 to 4 degrees. 

 


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