Climate change debate heats up

Climate change debate heats up

Yesterday in Tamworth (Sunday) it reached 46 degrees, a result of the heatwave sweeping eastern Australia breaking weather records, with some towns in Queensland recording their hottest day ever.

With 2016 the hottest year on record the effects of global warming are now being felt.

Given this situation you would think our Federal Government would take the threat of climate change seiously, but no on Thursday we have the Treasurer Scott Morrisson bring a lump of coal into Parliament.

What was the response of our Local member Barnaby Joyce he thought it was a great joke.

Well Barnaby, I'm sure the fire fighters out at Dunedoo facing catastrophic fire conditions on Sunday didn't think it was such a joke.

When will the National Party stop supporting the coal lobby and start looking after the Australian people.

Worldwide in 2015 $286 Billion was spent on renewables with an associated  growth in employment opportunities.

Worldwide 8.1 million people now work in the renewable sector.

Studies in the US have shown that for every million dollars invested in renewables 15 jobs are created in fossil fuels just 5 jobs.

It’s time for the Nationals and our Local Member to stand up for the Environment, Regional employment and the future for all Austrlians, not just their political masters the Mining Lobby.

Scott Hyams

Tamworth

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