Dave talks with Paul Mitchell – Principal Climate Change Advisor, Save the Children about the IPCC report.He explains:
This report really should shock everyone, and particularly the Australian Government. If this damning indictment isn’t the catalyst for a fundamental shift in Australia, I truly dread to think what it might take,” Mr Mitchell said.
“Australian children, just like millions around the world, are already living with the consequences of too little action over too many years. Children are already suffering the shocking impacts – bushfires, floods, drought – of the climate crisis.
“The IPCC report outlines the climate change and extreme events – heatwaves, bushfires, cyclones and floods – are now happening at a regional level and likely to be more frequent and more intense.
“Our entire Pacific region understands what these regional, extreme events look like and how they disrupt education, destroy schools and homes and cost lives.
“This is not theoretical for children; climate change is a real and present threat to their lives right now. Today. It’s also stealing their futures and their right to a liveable planet.”