The planet is trending in a very dangerous direction. It's getting hot in here, and not in a good way. Current projections indicate that we are on track for 2 degrees of warming by 2050, seriously altering the state of the climate for the first time in 11,700 years.
The good news? We have the skills, technology and capacity to not only address the climate crisis, but to build a more fair, resilient and thriving Australia as we do it.
Time for some good news! While the costs of inaction are incredibly high, we have everything we need to cut the majority of emissions already.
As well as creating new jobs, ambitious climate action will have many lasting benefits such as revitalising Australian manufacturing, creating regional jobs and improving air quality.
The days of relying on fossil fuels are quickly coming to an end, whether we like it or not, and the faster and more decisively we act as a country, the more we stand to gain.
Make everything electric: We need to electrify as many things, as quickly as we can. Cars, stoves, heating - you name it, let's make it electric.
Make our electricity renewable: Once we ensure our energy grid is designed to handle renewables, we must urgently phase out the use of fossil fuels and move to 100% renewable energy production.
There are some things we still need to figure out, such as agriculture and transport that can’t be electrified. While we’re electrifying everything, we can develop the technology to address these other, more complicated challenges.
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