“We need to treat the climate emergency as a global war we are on track to lose unless we can focus our efforts on the only task that matters — reversing global warming. If we fail here no other tasks matter — our species will soon end up extinct no matter how we arrange the deck chairs on the burning ship.”
William P. Hall – Evolutionary Biologist & Vote Climate One committee member
Your vote did make all the difference.
During the recent Federal Election, we prepared climate emergency voting guides for 151 electorates and eight senate tickets. Our intention was to empower Australians to elect a majority of members in both houses of parliament who will act urgently on this crisis.
Vote Climate One provided the means for Australians to elect pro-climate members and defeat sitting members who, by party affiliation or demonstrated voting record, have shown themselves to be the opponents of effective action on climate.
A broad coalition of progressive independents, Greens and Labor has the potential to create a pro-climate government of national unity. The vision for a minority government did not eventuate in this election cycle. Nevertheles the Labor government is surrounded, in both houses, by independents and Greens who will challenge any slipping away from committment to climate action by Labor. We now have three years to establish wide acceptance of our vision for democratic renewal.
We have provided explicit and uncomplicated voting advice to promote action on climate for every Australian electorate.
We are providing activist groups and independent candidates who are prioritising decisive government action on climate, with Traffic Light Voting System templates and printed material which can be circulated to the public in marginal electorates.
Our Climate Heroes are active in marginal electorates with blanket unaddressed Australia Post mail-outs of the Traffic Light Voting Guide.
We are disseminating voting advice widely across digital platforms and media.
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We are a group of people who have had enough of inaction on climate change. People from all walks of life have realised that we cannot wait for political parties to do what is so obviously needed to address the climate emergency and take advantage of opportunities arising from clean energy.
Climate change denial and lack of action on global warming have deeply concerned me for at least twenty-five years. To my dismay, during that period, emissions have only continued to increase. I have devoted most of my time and energy working in activism for the last 10-years to reverse this trend.
I have convened VOTE CLIMATE ONE and the Traffic Light Voting Guide to help ordinary Australian voters to use the preferential voting system to create a Federal government which will view the crisis of global warming as an existential threat. To me it feels like this federal election is our last chance to change the path of history.
William P. Hall
I’m an 82 year old evolutionary biologist (PhD Harvard, 1973) and engineering knowledge management systems analyst and designer until my retirement in mid 2007. Combining the two major threads of my career, I spent a good 14 years through 2014 exploring the coevolution of humans and our technologies.
We need to treat the climate emergency as a global war that will we are losing unless we can focus our efforts on the only task that matters – reversing global warming. The Vote Climate One campaign is a way to achieve this necessary goal. Losing the war to stop and reverse warming equals human extinction.
Contact us today and let’s finally get some real action.
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