The Climate Council was founded in 2013 by tens of thousands of supporters, in what was Australia’s largest crowd-funding campaign. It created a new, independent and community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission, created by the Gillard government and abolished by the Abbott government.
The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. It provides authoritative, expert advice to the public on climate change, energy solutions and international action, based on the most up-to-date science available.
The organisation is made up of some of the country’s leading climate scientists, energy, health and policy experts, as well as a dedicated team of staff, and a huge community of volunteers and supporters who support their work. They provide actionable scientific information to many groups, ranging from emergency services, to farmers, schools and universities, and politicians.
Read about their current strategies to urgently drive down carbon emissions and consider using some of the income you can’t use on anything else much in the pandemic to support their excellent work. If you can’t commit to a regular membership, maybe consider a donation.