The Tasmanian Forestry Minister just admitted that Tasmania loses money with every tree they chop down. But his proposed solution is to remove protections from 400,000 hectares of priceless Tasmanian forests to chop down more trees.
Make no mistake, this decision is all about politics. It has nothing to do with jobs and the economy. The Liberals are trying to manufacture a forest fight because that is the only idea they have about how to win the next election.
Do you agree with the Coalition spending $1.7 billion dollars to pay polluters to keep polluting? Or do you think they should act on tackling global warming?
Yesterday while Malcolm Turnbull declared "coal will be part of Australia’s energy mix for many, many, many decades to come", Nature Communications published this report on how Antarctica is now subject to “intense unbalanced melting”.
We need the Federal government to retire coal fired power stations and act swiftly and transition our country to a clean energy future.
But Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals are missing in action #mia #nocoal #climatechange