Film screening, forum on climate
Members of the Clean State Rockingham group, who are calling for prompt action and solutions in dealing with a “climate crisis”, will host a community event on the foreshore this weekend.
The group are putting on a free screening of David Attenborough’s film “Climate Change —The Facts” in a call to arms to highlight the need for immediate action on addressing climate change across the globe.
The Clean State initiative promotes solutions to address WA’s biggest polluters, while creating thousands of jobs and opportunities for communities and businesses across the State.
Clean State campaigner Paddy Cullen said Rockingham was one of the top hotspots in WA that could be inundated by rising sea levels within the next five to 20 years and that “real solutions” were needed.
“Ninety per cent of people say they want action on climate change,” he said.
“Our goal is to see the WA Government transition to a fossil-fuel-free economy, which will be a boon for industry and jobs as well as the environment.
“WA is the only State in Australia with rising emissions, and these are so great they are cancelling out the efforts of every other State so we have a lot of work to do.
“We now have a target to reach zero emissions by 2050 and now we need a pathway to get there.”
A question-and-answer session will follow the screening, where attendees are encouraged to ask climate-change questions and discuss what steps can be taken to make a positive contribution.
The event will start at 6.30pm on Saturday at the Beach Bowl next to Sunsets Cafe in Rockingham.
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