Towels spell out climate change message


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MORE than 100 people were at Hastings foreshore on Sunday to make it clear they want the federal government to do more about climate change.

Towels of all types were placed on the grass spelling out 100%RET, the renewable energy target they want the government to adopt.

The group at Hastings represents a small part of a global movement pressuring world leaders attending this month’s climate change talks in Paris.

Protesters wearing angel costumes who last month clambered onto the roof of Flinders MP and Environment Minister Greg Hunt office in Hastings have already been highly visible in Paris, where mass demonstrations have been banned in the wake of the Friday the 13 th’s deadly terrorist attacks.

Photos of the Climate Angels framed against the Eiffel Tower have been beamed around the world.

Organiser Rupert Steiner said speakers at the Hastings demonstration “lamented the inaction of our leaders on the urgent task to do something meaningful and binding about the threat of global warming to the future of our species and the planet”.

He questioned whether Mr Hunt would “bring a better target for Australia’s carbon abatement than the miserly 26-28% the Turnbull government is proposing? Or will Australia again ride on the back of developing nations as it did on previous occasions?”.

First published in the Western Port News – 1 December 2015


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