The Australian Government has to think very deeply about what is important and what is not? If only our leaders could see through Sir David Attenborough’s eyes and awaken to this emergency. Australia is going to be hard hit by climate change and we are still supporting the Adani mine, still supporting resources extraction and a disproportionate influence by the energy industry.
It takes great courage to put the future of the children ahead of short term interests. Those who do will never be forgotten.
We need to be able to express how we feel about climate change and we need to be free to speak, free to go onto the streets, free to speak to others as we want our world to change in a direction that serves the majority of people, not industries alone.
Interestingly, Sir David speaks about slavery – the ownership of people. I felt that even employment is a form of ownership which translates into control and a suppression of our human feeling and natural freedom. We are nature. We have to remember the important balance, the importance of policies that do not promote greed, growth but reform our system to be able to recalibrate with natural systems. I sense the leaders do not know how to look out of the box we have travelled in for centuries. We are going to need leaders who are visionaries with the knowledge to be able to recognise the importance of real sustainability rather than business economics who have no idea of the great impact coming. The greed becomes a barrier to real change.