Save Vulnerable Wildlife By Reducing Dangerous Emissions

Target: Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison

Goal: Take further measures in order to try and reach net-zero emissions by the year 2050.

Although Australia joined the Paris Climate Agreement in an attempt to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent or more by the year 2030, the government has not taken further steps to combat climate change. If nothing is done, more wildfires will continue to destroy native plants and animals.

Since individuals in Australia produce among the highest level of emissions in the world, scientists believe that rising temperatures are partially caused as a result of these emissions, which eventually leads to out-of-control wildfires. Additionally, Australia exports a great deal of fossil fuel, which also causes a large amount of carbon dioxide to be released into the atmosphere when burned. These higher temperatures lead to climate change and eventually to raging wildfires.

More than 60,000 koalas were adversely affected by the last wildfires, and many forests still have not started to grow back as they should. Despite these facts, the Australian government will not commit to making the changes needed to protect these species. Sign this petition to demand Australia take further measures to reduce emissions as much as possible in the years to come to better ensure surrounding plants and animals will not continue to be destroyed at a rapid rate.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Morrison,

Australia’s wildfires are thought to be responsible for displacing or killing approximately 3 billion animals and for further making it so much of the native flora is not able to grow back. Even though this is the case, your government still refuses to take the necessary steps to further reduce emissions.

While joining the Paris Climate Agreement is a good start, future wildfires will continue to destroy the country if more is not done to lessen emissions. Australia produces more emissions per capita than most countries. You also export more fossil fuels, eventually resulting in more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere creating higher temperatures, and, in turn, causing longer and more intense wildfires.

Thirty percent of the koalas’ habitat was destroyed in New South Wales alone because of the last wildfires. Koala populations have already greatly dwindled, due to habitat destruction. Fiercer and longer lasting fires will likely make it so this animal and many more will soon become extinct.

For these reasons, I demand you take further steps to reduce emissions in order to help prevent many unique species from completely dying out.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Thomas Schoch




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2 Comments

  1. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    AUSTRALIA: take meaningful action NOW to address the climate crisis, or things will only get worse.

  2. Jim Takahashi says:

    Australia has been terrible in dealing with its nature and animals. It’s high time for AwfulStralia to grow out of its colonial mentality and become a truly civilized nation which can coexist with nature and animals with wisdom and compassion.

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