On Saturday, May 5, Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs (CASES) and other community members, from both near and far, joined the rest of the world is drawing attention to the affect global warming is having on our climate.
Leeanne Tyler, organiser of CASES’ part in this event, was ecstatic at the large turnout of participants at Sir Joseph Banks Park, Botany, where the group highlighted the projected sea level rises as a result of measured global warming.
“Over 30 climate concerned people made a bold and clear statement to Australia’s decisions makers”, Ms Tyler said, “Sea levels may rise up to 2 metres this century leading to catastrophic inundation of our coastal regions including Port Botany, Sydney Airport and residential areas in surrounding suburbs.”
CASES is promoting the building of 100% renewable energy such as concentrated solar thermal power stations to replace dirty coal fired power stations that emit huge amount of polluting CO2.
“Our governments need to implement the right policies NOW to ban new coal fired power stations, build big solar and stop the destructive emergence of coal seam gas to give us a safe and clean energy future.” Ms Tyler added.