Climate change Tamworth: Activists rally at Tamworth Town Hall on Climate Crisis: National Day of Action | The Northern Daily Leader

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Almost 200 people have rallied together at the Tamworth Town Hall to highlight the impacts of climate change. The rally was organised by a number of groups – including Tamworth Parents and Friends for Climate Action and New England Climate Action group – for Climate Crisis: National Day of Action on Saturday. The protesters’ four key demands are 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, no new fossil fuel projects, more funding for firefighters and justice for Indigenous people. READ ALSO: New England Climate Action’s Penny Milson was “very happy” with the turnout and said the groups got their point across. “The objective was to draw the nation’s attention to climate change and in particular we wanted to highlight that as regional Australians in New England, we are particularly exposed to the impacts of climate change,” she said. “In Canberra there has been comments made in recent times that this is an issue pushed by inner city Greens voters and we object strongly to that. “People from all walks of life and ages turned out on Saturday.” Ms Milson also said she was pleased to see councillors represented at the rally. “Both councillors [Charles] Impey and [Mark] Rodda attended to listen to what we had to say,” Ms Milson said. “We had an apology from councillor [Helen] Tickle and I also read out a message of support from [Juanita] Wilson. She expressed some sentiments that were heartening to us.” The climate change groups will continue to spread their message, Ms Milson said. “This is a long process and we’re in it for the long haul,” she said. “We will make the message louder if we need to.” An important date for the groups is March 23. That is when Independent federal MP Zali Steggall’s climate change bill will be put forward. Included in the bill is an aim to limit global warming to well below 2C, pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures amongst other things.

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