35% of Aussie local councils declare a “climate emergency”

35% of Aussie local councils declare a “climate emergency”

While potholes enlarge, fuel loads accumulate and rates go up, your local council is wasting its time taking action to address the so-called climate emergency.

According to data released by the International Climate Energy Forum, approximately 35 per cent of Australians live in areas where their local councils have formally declared the existence of a global “climate emergency”.

Who do these people think they are?

To see whether your local council has jumped on the bandwagon of net-zero emissions, green energy and deindustrialisation, scroll to the bottom where there’s a full list of those which have.

For example, one of the most prolific left-wing councils in Australia, the City of Sydney, passed a motion in 2019 saying climate change poses a serious risk to Sydneysiders, with Mayor Clover Moore declaring:

"Successive federal governments have shamefully presided over a climate disaster, and now we are at a critical juncture - we face a climate emergency.

"Australia's greenhouse gas emissions have increased for four consecutive years. It is clear that the current federal government's policies are simply not working, and I call on council to declare a climate emergency."

Well for your information Mayor Moore, Australia’s reduction in carbon emissions per capita outstrips the vast majority of countries including the ones run by progressives like you.

As Nick Cater pointed out in The Australian newspaper this week, while Australia has cut its emissions by about 18 per cent between 2005−19, Canada only cut it by 1 per cent and New Zealand hasn’t lowered its emissions at all.

So, what gives the Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore the right to call out the Prime Minister Morrison for climate inaction when her progressive bedfellows, Jacinda Ardern and Justin Trudeau, are way behind us?

At the end of the day, Clove Moore’s ignorance is no surprise, for this is what the modern green-left has become.

While micro-plastics pollute our ocean, China and India deplete the groundwater reserves their agricultural industries are dependent on, and wind turbine and solar panel landfills fill to the brim; green leaders like Clover Moore would rather slander Australia’s right-of-centre government than actually work to improve the environment.

Clover Moore is more interested in ensuring Sydney City Council only uses architecture firms with a gender ratio of 40 per cent male, 40 per cent female, and 20 per cent of any gender, than getting the best deal for struggling ratepayers.

What is wrong with the City of Sydney?

Although it may be inconceivable, it does get worse.

For example, in January of last year, Brisbane City Council endorsed an event where “drag queens” were tasked with reading children’s books to a group of seven-year-olds at Brisbane City Library.

The City of Melbourne council publicly supported a 2021 Australia Day “invasion day dawn service” to “recognise that colonisation and genocide are ongoing processes … and that Sovereignty over Country was never ceded”.

And Mosman Council in Sydney, which represents some of the wealthiest people in the Southern Hemisphere, reckons “the past decade was the hottest in human history” and there have been “widespread increases in fire weather and declines in rainfall”.

What a joke.  

It’s time for the leaders of Australia’s democratic and civil institutions to fulfil the mandate they’ve been given instead of using the taxpayers’ dollar to push a contested green agenda the people of Australia have rejected at the ballot box time and time again.

For the hundreds of councils in Australia, this means fixing potholes, reducing fuel loads and lowering rates for struggling households and small businesses; not declaring “climate emergencies” and hosting “drag queen story time” for children in public libraries…

List of Australian councils which have declared a climate emergency:

Local Council

State

Population

Date declared

Adelaide City Council

SA

27,247

27 Aug 2019

Adelaide Hills Council

SA

38,863

26 Mar 2019

Alexandrina Council

SA

27,037

16 Dec 2019

Armidale Regional Council

NSW

30,707

23 Oct 2019

Augusta-Margaret River Shire Council

WA

15,700

25 Sep 2019

Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly

ACT

423,811

16 May 2019

Ballarat City Council

VIC

101,685

21 Nov 2018

Ballina Shire Council

NSW

43,975

28 Nov 2019

Banyule City Council

VIC

132,771

7 Oct 2019

Bass Coast Shire Council

VIC

34,992

21 Aug 2019

Bayside City Council

VIC

105,718

17 Dec 2019

Bega Valley Shire Council

NSW

34,538

28 Aug 2019

Bellingen Shire Council

NSW

12,668

27 Mar 2019

Blacktown City Council

NSW

366,534

26 Feb 2020

Blue Mountains City Council

NSW

76,904

26 Feb 2019

Brimbank City Council

VIC

194,319

25 Jun 2019

Broken Hill City Council

NSW

17,734

25 Sep 2019

Burnside City Council

SA

45,706

24 Sep 2019

Byron Shire Council

NSW

33,987

18 Oct 2018

Campbelltown City Council

SA

53,156

5 Nov 2019

Canada Bay City Council

NSW

95,618

17 Sep 2019

Canterbury Bankstown City Council

NSW

373,931

27 Aug 2019

Cardinia Shire Council

VIC

115,400

16 Sep 2019

Central Coast Council

NSW

342,047

26 Aug 2019

Charles Sturt City Council

SA

117,382

9 Dec 2019

Clarence Valley Council

NSW

51,646

23 Apr 2019

Darebin City Council

VIC

161,609

5 Dec 2016

Darwin City Council

NT

148,564

30 Jul 2019

Denmark Shire Council

WA

6,154

17 Sep 2019

East Fremantle Town Council

WA

7,967

19 Nov 2019

Frankston City Council

VIC

143,232

18 Nov 2019

Fremantle City Council

WA

28,893

22 May 2019

Gawler Town Council

SA

26,472

22 Jan 2019

Glen Eira City Council .,.

VIC

153,858

5 May 2020

Glen Innes Severn Shire Council

NSW

8,908

26 Sep 2019

Greater Dandenong City Council

VIC

166,094

28 Jan 2020

Greater Geelong City Council

VIC

252,217

25 Feb 2020

Greater Geraldton City Council .,.

WA

38,634

15 Dec 2020

Greater Shepparton City Council

VIC

66,007

31 Mar 2020

Hawkesbury City Council

NSW

64,592

12 Mar 2019

Hepburn Shire Council

VIC

15,812

17 Sep 2019

Hobart City Council

TAS

53,684

17 Jun 2019

Hobsons Bay City Council

VIC

96,459

8 Oct 2019

Holdfast Bay City Council

SA

37,032

8 Oct 2019

Hunters Hill Council

NSW

13,199

24 Feb 2020

Indigo Shire Council

VIC

16,489

30 Jul 2019

Inner West Council

NSW

182,043

14 May 2019

Kiama Municipal Council

NSW

22,000

17 Dec 2019

Kingborough Council

TAS

35,853

8 Jul 2019

Kingston City Council

VIC

162,500

28 Jan 2020

Lane Cove Council

NSW

39,486

16 Sep 2019

Launceston City Council

TAS

84,153

8 Aug 2019

Light Regional Council

SA

14,736

26 Mar 2019

City of Lismore

NSW

43,843

13 Aug 2019

Macedon Ranges Shire Council .,.

VIC

49,388

24 Mar 2021

Manningham Council

VIC

122,902

28 Jan 2020

Maribyrnong City Council

VIC

82,288

19 Feb 2019

Melbourne City Council

VIC

169,961

16 Jul 2019

MidCoast Council

NSW

93,288

23 Oct 2019

Mildura Rural City Council

VIC

55,515

26 Feb 2020

Mitcham Council

SA

67,253

22 Oct 2019

Moonee Valley City Council

VIC

130,265

8 Oct 2019

Mosman Council

NSW

30,913

12 Nov 2019

Mount Alexander Shire Council

VIC

19,514

17 Dec 2019

Mount Barker District Council

SA

36,477

4 Nov 2019

Moreland City Council

VIC

162,558

12 Sep 2018

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

VIC

165,633

13 Aug 2019

Moyne Shire Council

VIC

16,887

22 Oct 2019

Mundaring Shire Council

WA

39,139

10 Dec 2019

Murray Bridge Council

SA

21,735

14 Oct 2019

Newcastle City Council

NSW

164,103

28 May 2019

Noosa Shire Council

QLD

52,149

18 Jul 2019

North Sydney Council

NSW

67,658

22 Jul 2019

Northern Beaches Council

NSW

271,278

27 Aug 2019

Northern Midlands Council .,.

TAS

13,300

19 Oct 2020

Port Adelaide Enfield City Council

SA

126,120

8 Oct 2019

Port Lincoln City Council

SA

14,064

19 Aug 2019

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council .,.

NSW

83,131

17 Mar 2021

Port Phillip City Council

VIC

113,200

18 Sep 2019

Queenscliffe Borough Council

VIC

2,982

19 Dec 2019

Randwick City Council

NSW

140,660

30 Apr 2019

Ryde City Council

NSW

127,446

28 May 2019

Salisbury City Council

SA

144,440

28 Oct 2019

Stonnington City Council

VIC

116,207

17 Feb 2020

Strathbogie Shire Council .,.

VIC

10,645

20 Apr 2021

Surf Coast Shire Council

VIC

32,651

27 Aug 2019

Swan City Council

WA

149,195

28 Aug 2019

Sydney City Council

NSW

208,373

24 Jun 2019

Tweed Shire Council

NSW

96,108

19 Sep 2019

Upper Hunter Shire Council

NSW

14,220

25 Feb 2019

Victor Harbor Council

SA

15,248

16 Dec 2019

Town of Victoria Park

WA

34,990

14 Aug 2018

Vincent City Council

WA

35,768

4 Apr 2018

Warrnambool City Council

VIC

35,957

7 Oct 2019

Waverley Council

NSW

74,114

10 Dec 2019

Willoughby City Council

NSW

80,339

17 Oct 2019

Wingecarribee Shire Council

NSW

47,882

12 Feb 2020

Wollongong City Council

NSW

216,071

12 Aug 2019

Woollahra Municipal Council

NSW

58,964

9 Sep 2019

Yarra City Council

VIC

95,981

7 Feb 2017

Yarra Ranges Council

VIC

159,180

10 Sep 2019

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