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Stick the Policies, Stop the Climate Change!

Posted by feww on February 12, 2009

What is it that the governments around the world don’t understand about the climate change?

Your Majesties, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Excellencies: The banksters that you serve are destroying the world’s ability to support life. Don’t be party to the crimes of ecocide and mass murder of species.

Stop the exponential growth economy!

Australian Firefighters Tell Their Government to ‘Stick’ its Policies and  Stop the Climate Change!

After a week of deadly bushfires that killed 181 people [the death toll would probably rise further,] and destroyed more than a thousand homes making 5,000  homeless, the Australian firefighters called on their government to change its disastrous policies.


The remains of cars destroyed by bushfires are seen in the town of Flowerdale, 80km (50 miles) north of Melbourne February 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
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“Without a massive turnaround in policies, aside from the tragic loss of life and property, we will be asking firefighters to put themselves at an unacceptable risk,” United Firefighters Union of Australia said in an open letter to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

“We understand that our job is dangerous by its very nature. However, we are gravely concerned that current … policies seem destined to ensure a repeat of the recent tragic events,” said the union.

The firefighters union together with Green politicians and environmental activists assert that “the deadly infernos are a climate change wake-up call to Australia.” Reuters said.

“Australia is one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change because of its hot, dry environment, but with its dependence on coal-fired power, Rudd has set a target to cut overall greenhouse gas emissions by only 5 percent by 2020.” The report said.

As strong winds amid soaring temperatures fanned several bushfires which ripped through small towns north of Melbourne on Saturday night,  Melbourne’s temperature reached a record 46.4 degrees Celsius (115.5 degrees Fahrenheit).

The cost of damage  could exceed $2 billion, according to Standard & Poors.

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