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Swansea deserves better
Global climate change is not a future problem. Changes to Earth’s climate driven by increased human emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are already having widespread effects on the environment: glaciers and ice sheets are shrinking, river and lake ice is breaking up earlier, plant and animal geographic ranges are shifting, and plants and trees are blooming sooner.
Greens candidate for Swansea, Heather Foord, who was flabbergasted by Swansea's Liberal Candidate's claim that she didn't believe in climate change.
17 March 2023
EFFECTS that scientists had long predicted would result from global climate change are now occurring, such as sea ice loss, accelerated sea level rise, and longer, more intense heat waves. Yet there are still some people who deny what is happening around them - the truth is evident, the scientific facts now irrefutable, that burning fossil fuels since the 1800s is having an adverse impact on our planet.
Greens candidate for Swansea electorate, which encompasses the northern region of the Central Coast, Heather Foord says she was flabbergasted to hear the Liberal candidate for Swansea, Megan Anderson declare "I don't believe in climate change".
“There is scientific consensus that our earth is warming – it's fact. For someone in a position of leadership in our community to deny fact is shocking,” says Ms Foord.
“We have seen the frightening evidence that climate change is real all around us; unprecedented floods and fires that have devastated the lives of people, communities and wildlife. The science is clear. This is a climate crisis.
“Swansea is at risk from rising sea-levels and bushfires. We need strong leaders who listen to the undeniable science and make strong climate action their business.
“Instead of sticking your head in the sand, we need urgent action to reduce greenhouse emissions. The Greens plan to phase out coal and gas by 2030, transition NSW to 100% renewable energy, and make fossil fuel companies pay their fair share of tax,” Ms Foord said.
“We want to prepare communities to better withstand climate impacts and not pretend nothing’s wrong.
"This election, please read up on the policies of your parties before voting. And opt for a leader who makes decisions on facts, science and statistics – not someone who is anti-science or climate-denying. Swansea voters and NSW deserve better."
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