“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
The NSW state election delivered a government able to act on the climate emergency
A minority Labor Government with eight Green Light and Orange Light candidates on the cross bench has the capacity to produce real action to address the climate catastrophe.
Following is the text of a personal letter we sent to these crucial MPs to encourage their commitment to climate action.
We think our Traffic Light Voting Guides also helped move the Federal and Victorian parliaments towards the kind of climate friendly balance of power NSW achieved in the latest election. We are already looking forward to the next elections beginning in the second half of 2024; but, obviously, guides for them cannot be prepared until after each ballot draw. (Rob’s video below is a good reminder of how the Traffic Light voting system works.)
Meanwhile, between election seasons, our major focus will be to keep everyone (parliamentarians especially!) up to date on the progress of the climate crisis and the absolute urgency to stop and reverse the global warming causing the crisis. This is the central focus of our Climate Sentinel News:
“The sentinel lighthouse warns mariners of rocky shores. Climate Sentinel News provides similar warnings to Australians and people everywhere threatened by the growing Climate Emergency.”
Climate Sentinel News
(Rev. 2 – 29/10/2023) Water was the cradle and mother of all life. When the world is too hot it is also the destructor that erases life, as in Derna, Libya on 11/09/2023 Life originated…
Dr Andrew (“Twiggy”) Forrest tells international business and political forum the factual reality that “Business will kill your children!” When I started this essay, Renew Economy, whose article is linked below, was one of the…
G20 nations broke records in 2022 subsidizing fossil fuel: $1.4 TN in 2022 — more than twice what they have invested in sustainable energy. Clearly, fossil fuel subsidies help the greedy special interests whose carbon…
It’s not all bad news!
The climate emergency needs a revolution: from governments supporting dogmas and special interests to supporting citizens. Vote Climate One is working to inform Australians of the scientific facts relating to the ever growing climate emergency…
Reason, truth, and proportionality have triumphed over the Perrottet government’s fascist desires to stop climate protests and the police’s compliant fake evidence. As I discuss further below, the judge’s finding in the Violet CoCo case…
A rising tsunami of teal independents is transforming our democracy representing special interests to a participatory democracy of community representatives As noted in my many posts to Climate Sentinel News, it is becoming increasingly evident…
Climate News Links
Meet the people
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 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 all the elections leading up to 2030 (state and federal) present our last chance to change the path away from a train crash future.
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.
We’re accepting volunteers for research and polling booth hand outs. If you would like to find out more send us an email.
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