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I did a haphazard search for this story, so I apologize if this has already been posted.
Tens of thousand of Australians have turned out for climate change rallies across the nation, calling on the Abbott Government to keep the carbon tax.
Organisers say about 60,000 participated at the rallies, which were held in capital cities and more than 130 towns and regional centres.
Emergency workers played a significant role in warning about the dangers of unchecked global warming, while Labor and Greens politicians, along with climate scientists, also participated.
My favorite part of the article was this comment directed at the climate change deniers:
"There is no sceptic at the end of a fire hose," said Peter Marshall, secretary of the United Firefighters Union.
And here's another comment from a fellow fiery:
In Brisbane, where an estimated 4,000 people came together, firefighter Dean McNulty spoke of the huge concern climate change posed to his colleagues, who battle natural disasters from the front line.
"To firefighters, it is not just numbers and statistics, it is very real."
First and foremost I congratulate all those who participated. Climate changed has happened before and will happen again, only this time our activities will accelerate the process.
The end of the Ice age, the Permian extinction, these events may have taken an age to have an effect, but the end results were nothing less than catastrophic. But what's different this time is that billions of people are making a bad situation worse with the aid of fossil fuels, which was not a problem in the ice age. Climate change could be a slow agonizing disaster-which is unfathomable in our fast paced world where everything is expected to happen overnight.
However I don't believe a tax is the answer. There is a number of people out there with the funds and resources to make alternative energies the norm, but sadly these people only use their money to make more money. Something needs to be done, but we're going to need everybody on board.
I will leave you with an image from the source that perfectly sums up the situation.