I don’t know about you but todays events in our Australian Senate took me totally by surprise.
Our climate laws are still in place, for the moment anyway. With a vote of 37 to 35 in favour of rejecting the repeal of the climate laws, it was tight. And, it was amazing.
What surprised me most was that Clive Palmer has done a complete about-face since meeting Al Gore. Hence the title of the post, The Al Gore Effect.
I even watched a clip of him today actually promoting a book about renewable energy and climate change science. It sounded like he was channelling An Inconvenient Truth!
Have I just travelled to ‘Bizarro World’ or some alternative universe, because never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that this series of event would have unfolded?
Our climate laws are safe for at least another few days until the House of Representatives amend and resubmit the laws to the Senate, so keep the pressure on people!
If you haven’t yet had the chance or time to write an email to your state’s senators, then this is your chance to shine. Click through to the post that I wrote last week as it has a link with all the information you need to contact your Senate representative. Ask them to keep our climate laws (which are working by the way, reducing electricity emissions by 10% during the two years they have been in force).
People power is working, and as someone famous once said;
“Decisions are made by people who turn up.”
Food for thought in our modern democracy, don’t you think?
So what are you waiting for?
If you value the future of ours and our children’s longevity on this planet, then hit those keyboards, and let our Senators know what you think.
Addendum: I have just finished sending passionate personal pleas to eight of my states Senators. I believe that these actions count, and do make a difference.