“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
Electorates A-Z – NSW Election 2023
Make Climate the winner of the New South Wales state election not a political party.
Why does the NSW state election matter?
State governments have enormous power over decisions that affect the climate.
Here in Australia, we will have to keep 95 per cent of coal and gas in the ground to have any hope of limiting warming to 1½ degrees. Yet in New South Wales, since the start of the Paris agreement, the Coalition Government has approved at least 23 coal and gas projects, which will emit six times the greenhouse gases that Australia currently emits in a year. When the Paris agreement was signed, the United Nations climate chief, Christiana Figueres, said: “We must keep fossil fuels in the ground. A safe future has no space for any new fossil fuel extraction.”
During the recent Federal Election, we prepared climate emergency voting guides for 151 electorates and eight senate tickets. We are now empowering the people of NSW to elect a majority of members in both houses of parliament who will act urgently on the climate crisis.
Vote Climate One provides 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.
Your climate vote can help to hold the two major parties to account. The recent rise of community independents and the corresponding demise of support for the two major parties is a hopeful sign. The influence and wisdom of these independent representatives has the capacity to transform our democracy.
Independents are at a complete disadvantage when voters choose to vote above the line for the NSW Upper House. For this reason we strongly recommend you go to the trouble to vote below the line in the NSW Legislative Council.
Shortly after the ballot draw on Thursday March 9th you will be able to go to your electorate page and do a test run to practice making your vote for climate action more effective.
- To vote with the greatest effect in the House of Assembly, fill in every box on your electorate ballot paper using the Traffic Light Voting Guide.
- For maximum effect on the Legislative Council ballot paper use the Traffic Light Voting Guide to practice voting below the line.
To do a practical test to help with your understanding how the Traffic Light System works in real time. Print your electorate’s Voting Guide and also print page 1. and page 2. of your Upper House ballot paper. Shortly after March 9th these will be available on your electorate page. Put the A4 printed copies end to end and fill in the boxes on the ballot paper using the instructions from the Traffic Light Voting Guide. We aim to have the 2023 guides and sample ballot papers for the current election available for use on the website shortly after March 9th and in time for the start of pre-polling on March 20th. You will be able to practice voting using a mock up both your Upper and Lower House ballot papers.
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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.
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