Michelle Grattan from The Conversation puts it best.

When five former fire chiefs held a news conference on Thursday to urge the federal government to take more action on climate change, it was a challenging moment for Scott Morrison.

Those who fronted the cameras represented a group of 21 men and two women, who make up the Emergency Leaders for Climate Action. These people have led fire and emergency services all around the nation.

They’re powerful voices, because they are advocates with compelling experience and expertise. The group’s messages are that we’re in “a new age of unprecedented bushfire danger”, climate change is the key reason why things are getting worse, and the government needs to respond with more resources and a better policy to reduce emissions and move to clean energy.

There is much more to read on this at The Conversation.

At the end of the day, we have the scientists and the men and women on the ground in agreement that we need climate action now. And we have almost half a million Australians in agreement.

This needs reinforcing.

We must marshall our full forces of democratic power now to save our lives and our jobs.  We do this through activism, protest, lobbying, education, structural reform in political parties, we push and persist until something happens.  We all have our own unique strengths and we pursue it in our own way and our cumulative efforts will make a difference.

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