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Government To Legislate Against Further Temperature Rises After Record Hot Year

With 2014 confirmed as the hottest year globally, and the third hottest in Australia, the Government has taken a decisive step to prevent further increases – introducing a new bill which would make future temperature rises illegal.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s office said the law, if passed, would lock temperatures in at 1996 levels.

“This is direct action, this is strong action, and we hope the Senate will do the right thing and pass this important bill,” she said.

“While others are happy to talk about temperature rises, we’re prepared to actually do something about it. This is taking back control of climate change,” she said.

The bill will be introduced when Parliament resumes next month.

Source and photo: http://www.theshovel.com.au/2015/01/21/government-to-legislate-against-further-temperature-rises/

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President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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