National Day of Inaction: 30 November 2018
“We are sick of the inaction of government and business on climate change. So we are taking a sick day”
~ Victorian climate activists
“Use the National Day of Inaction to start conversations with your friends, family and co-workers. Because the mainstream media is happily feeding us misinformation and uninformed opinion,” writes an unnamed group of activists on Facebook and a Google home page.
“The inaction on climate change is making people sick. Air pollution is causing higher rates of asthma and other respiratory diseases. The increase in severe weather events is causing death and injuries to thousands and the inaction of government and business is causing stress and worry to everyone. So we are taking a sick day.
Share the message with your friends using #Inaction2018… and call in sick on 30 November 2018.”
What do we want?
“We want the government and business to:
1. Prioritise stabilising the climate
2. Stop the Adani Coal Mine
3. Introduce an emissions trading scheme
We all rely on a stable climate for clean air, food and water. A stable climate must be the priority of all decisions taken by government and business.
The Adani Coal mine can’t go ahead. The coal in the mine, if burnt, would send our planet into irreversible climate change that will destroy the ecosystems we rely upon.
And we need to put a price on carbon that reflects the real cost of using dirty fossil fuels and helps us transition quickly to a clean energy future.
This isn’t a political issue. It’s a health issue! We are sick of the inaction on climate change.”
» Find out more at www.sites.google.com/view/inaction
Some simple posters for your workplace or classroom to get the message out there: