A climate emergency rally will be held in Sydney tomorrow afternoon, as fires continue to rage across the state and apocalyptic clouds of toxic smoke permeate throughout the city.
Hosted by the Uni Students for Climate Justice, Greens MLC David Shoebridge and Extinction Rebellion, the rally will be demanding climate action, much-needed funding for fire services and action to address the toxic smoke we’ve become accustomed to over the past few days.
Here’s the main info:
Where: Sydney Town Hall
When: Wednesday, December 11, 5.30pm
Dress: Participants are encouraged to wear a “P2 facemask” to the symbolise the climate crisis.
“This rally is urgent because we are facing the human and health cost of the climate crisis and the Morrison government is refusing to acknowledge the connection between mega-fires and climate change, let alone take action,” Uni Students for Climate Justice representative Chloe Rafferty tells Time Out.
“Our rally is demanding no new coal, oil or gas projects including Adani, a just transition to renewable energy and end to fossil fuel exports with a jobs guarantee for fossil fuel industry workers. We need an immediate increase in funding for fire services, a mass expansion of paid firefighters and protective equipment for all firefighters.”
As fires continue to rage and an eerie smoke haze becomes the norm in Sydney, it’s more important than ever to put pressure on the government and to voice outrage at their continued refusal to acknowledge the link between the bushfires and our current climate crisis.
For more info, head on over to the rally’s official FB event. See you tomorrow.