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Al Gore – Australia is at climate crossroads, – could lead on renewable energy

Australia is at a crossroads on climate change, according to Al Gore, SBS, 7 June 19,   Former US Vice President turned climate change crusader Al Gore says Australia is at a crossroads on climate, while stopping himself from taking swing at Adani.

Former US Vice President turned climate change crusader Al Gore says Australia is at a crossroads with renewable energy, and risks missing out on the opportunity to capitalise on it by doggedly pursuing fossil fuels.

At a climate conference in Brisbane on Friday, Mr Gore said the country was at the forefront of a renewable energy revolution and well poised to take advantage of it.

“You have the most sun-blessed nation of any other nation in the world,” Mr Gore said in reference to renewable solar energy. “Australia is number one on the list.”

Mr Gore, an outspoken critic of Adani’s proposed mine, said on Wednesday he doubted the proposed Galilee Basin mine was financially viable. ………

He said the country had to make a decision on whether to pursue renewable energy, which he said the Palaszczuk had taken steps toward.

“The history of this period will record that the change (to renewable energy) became unstoppable and that Queensland led the way,” he said.

Ms Palaszczuk vowed to keep investing in renewable energy, insisting it creates jobs while slowing climate change impacts that hammer the state. She reminded regional Queenslanders who voted against Labor in the federal poll that renewable energy had produced 4000 jobs in four years.

She said farmers deal with climate change on a daily basis when they experience floods, droughts and cyclones.

“We understand the need to act on climate change,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

June 8, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming

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