Australia must have policy change on Global Warming

This petition has been created to lobby the Australian Government to adopt a major shift in its Energy Policy to invest, promote and support renewable energy as the critical energy form for combating global warming. Sign your name to express your support for these targets, articulated in the Greenpeace report, A Bright Future: 25% Renewable Energy for Australia by 2020 A national legislated target for 25 per cent of electricity to come from renewable energy by 2020. A national target for zero electricity growth by 2010, followed by annual average reductions reaching at least 1.5 per cent by 2020, and supporting measures to achieve it. The global scientific consensus is that the adverse affects of the expulsion of billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year is warming the globe and creating the biggest social, environmental, economic, and political issue that we as a civilization have faced: Global Warming. In the face of the overwhelming scientific consensus and despite the present environmental problems that can be directly associated to global warming: heatwaves in Europe, drought in Australia, loss of stream flow, for example in Australia

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We are students of Human Rights and Australian Activism at QUT Carseldine, Brisbane, Australia

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http://www.ipcc.ch/ - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change http://www.unep.org/ - UN Environment Program http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/index.html - Australian Federal Department for the Environment and Water Resources http://www.acfonline.org.au/ - Australian Conservation Foundation http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/issues/climate-change

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