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Climate change petition

My sister and I have been collecting signatures at our schools on this petition to ask the Australian Prime Minister to put a price on carbon, because this is the most efficient and effective way of bringing down emissions.

I would love any other Australian kids to collect signatures at their schools or with their friends, so here is the text. You can print it out at your school. When you get signatures, it would be great if you could scan the signed pages and send them to hi@standuptothegrownups.net and I will tell you when we collect enough to present them to the Prime Minister. We have a bit more than 200 signatures now. We are doing printed ones to prove that they are signed by actual kids. It is hard to do that with online petitions. It also shows that they all care enough to actually sign a piece of paper rather than just pressing a button on a device.

To: The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia

We, the undersigned, are the children of Australia. We are deeply alarmed by the dangers that climate change is posing for our future. This summer, hundreds of children lost their homes and some children lost their parents to catastrophic bushfires all over Australia. Over 11 million hectares of land was destroyed and around a billion animals died. Canberra and Melbourne both recorded the worst air quality in the world on some days and Sydney had choking and hazardous smoke for weeks. Scientists and bushfire experts say this is because climate change has made the land hotter and drier. Fire chiefs say fires are harder to fight because the fire seasons are longer and overlap with those in other countries so we can’t share their resources. Economists say the most effective and cheapest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is by putting a price on carbon. Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows that our emissions went down when we had a price on carbon and stopped going down when the Abbott government removed it.

We call on you to re-introduce a compulsory price on carbon in Australia.

NameAgeAddress / school

After the first page, you only need:

We call on you to re-introduce a compulsory price on carbon in Australia.

NameAgeAddress / school

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