Defending a Safe Climate: please sign the Monster Climate Petition!

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Subject: Defending a Safe Climate: please sign the Monster Climate Petition!
From: "David McDonald (personal)" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:57:32 +1000
If you are concerned about climate change, please read on. If you are not, that's fine, sorry to have bothered you.
Regards - David

Have you signed the Monster Climate Petition?

The lead petitioner is Professor Fiona Stanley and initiated by the Victorian Women's Trust who are inspired by the women of 1891 who in Victoria collected almost 30,000 signatures in five weeks requesting the vote for women. Almost one in ten of Victoria's adult women signed this unprecedented petition. The sheets of signatures were glued onto a 260 metre roll of cloth and rolled on a spindle. It took two men to carry the petition into parliament. It became known as the 'Monster Petition.'

In a 2014 Lowy Institute Poll, 63% of Australians said they wanted the government to take a leadership role in reducing emissions. The petition aims:

  • To let our politicians know that huge numbers of ordinary Australians want urgent action to reduce carbon emissions.
  • To make climate change a bi-partisan national priority rather than a political football.
  • To let world leaders in Brisbane for the G20 know that ordinary Australians desperately want their national government to step up and act on climate change.
  • To stand up and be counted for the sake of Australia's children and the land and seas we love.

Let's make sure this climate petition becomes just as historic, and just as successful, as those efforts!

Please sign, forward to your networks, share via social media, link to it on your websites, in your newsletters, talk to your friends, colleagues, and community group about it. Let your MP / Senator know you signed!

Many thanks.

David McDonald

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