These are the first four names of the 274 scientists who have signed an open letter directed at our leaders (aka Prime Minister Scott Morrison and our government), just to give you an idea of the kind of calibre we’re dealing with.
- Professor Nerilie Abram, climate researcher, Australian National University.
- PHD candidate Tanya Lippmann, Science, Earth and Climate researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
- Professor Jason Sharples, Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, University of New South Wales.
- Dr Hamish Clarke, Earth, Athmospheric and Life Sciences expert, prescribed fire modeller and bushfire risk management researcher, University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University.
To say that these people are experienced in this field is a big understatement.
These scientists, who are not just from Australia but around the world, have issued an urgent, stark warning to our government.
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“Scientific evidence unequivocally links human-caused climate change to the increasing risk of frequent and severe bushfires in the Australian landscape. That same science tells us these extreme events will only grow worse in the future without genuine concerted action to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases.
“We, the undersigned climate, weather and fire scientists, call on our country’s leaders and policymakers to develop science-informed policies to combat human-caused climate change. To be successful, these policies must urgently reduce Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions and lead to constructive engagement and agreements with other world leaders for coordinated global climate action.
“We call on our leaders to unite to develop non-partisan, long-term policies that will enable the managed transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 that the scientific evidence shows is required to avoid dangerous human-caused climate change. The science is clear. It is time to show leadership and set a clear path to protect our country and way of life for future generations.”
The letter goes on to outline very clearly, their key points, their scientific reasoning, and 2019 in perspective.
You can read it in full here.
There is no strong, resilient Australia without deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.
An open letter from scientists on why human-caused climate change is increasing bushfire risk in Australia, and a call to our leaders to take strong climate action.https://t.co/01NEsYX7oz
— Prof. Nerilie Abram (@dr_nerilie) February 2, 2020