To all you good people who signed up to do something about the huge issue of the inaction on climate change by Australian government and financial institutions, my grateful thanks.
I’m writing today to let you know that sadly I feel unable to continue the work of monitoring all the organisations providing potential actions and alerting you about them.
Three days before my husband Warwick died last May, I turned 80. Although I largely managed to keep the actions going until the end of that year, somehow by early this year it just started to feel too hard. In the run-up to the Federal election there has been an absolute barrage of information and appeals for financial assistance from the various organisations I’ve been monitoring, interspersed with some occasional petitions, some good news, some bad – and it has become overwhelming trying to decide what best to communicate to you.
With the election looming, I probably don’t need to tell you that the Coalition’s so-called ‘Plan’ is a plan to do nothing. Labor is offering more, though still not enough. The Greens are the most ambitious, and if they formed sufficient numbers on the crossbench could potentially pressure Labor into more effective action.
Whatever the outcome of the election, the need for community action to pressure for further government commitment and action will remain.
I hope you will continue to take action in any way that you choose, as will I. Here are a few recommendations for organisations that offer good suggestions:
Congratulations on your involvement in this critical issue,