To: Tim Flannery and the disbanded Climate Commission

We've done it! Your 'citizen-funded Climate Commission' = the new Climate Council!

We've done it! Your 'citizen-funded Climate Commission' = the new Climate Council!

UPDATE: Did you hear the news? Tim Flannery and his colleagues have heard our voices - along with others - and taken the step of launching The Climate Council overnight! Thanks for raising your voice to give Tim, the other Commissioners and the former Climate Commission staff the courage to launch this!

Follow the link to the Climate Council website, sign up, donate, and keep spreading the word: http://www.climatecouncil.org.au

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Tim, like you, we think Australians deserve science-based information on climate change and its implications for our country.

The Climate Commission has done a fantastic job of this over the last 2 years.

We know that Tony Abbott's government has disbanded the Climate Commission as one of its first acts, but we think the work should continue.

We want you and your (former) colleagues, with our support, to create a citizen-funded Climate Commission.

Tim, we've got your back.

Why is this important?

A citizen-funded Climate Commission can continue to provide accurate information on climate change to the Australian public. Such an institution and voice in Australia is vital as governments continue to play politics with climate change even as the scientific evidence continues to mount that we must act decisively and fast.

Climate change should not be a partisan political issue - but while that continues to be the case, we should not stand by helplessly.

The budget of the Climate Commission was $1.6 million a year. Funding its work requires only a modest investment from us all to ensure that Australians continue to have access to science-based information on climate change and its implications for our economy, our health, our infrastructure, our food supply - our future.

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Reasons for signing

  • We are seeing the last gasps of a colonial era, and the beginning of a rational human society that will take us beyond denial . Bring it on Tim
  • ...because I have children
  • Because I'm not a very good swimmer

Updates

2013-09-28 16:55:31 +1000

Thanks everyone - our campaign has been a success!

Donate to the Climate Council here: https://secure.climatecouncil.org.au/.

You can volunteer your time and skills to The Climate Council by filling in the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nqhDf-Yj_2xoqf2wYSiG0Koz5OfGpVRsk7rb2e68sXg/viewform?edit_requested=true.

To keep up with the work of The Climate Council and stay informed on the latest developments in the climate science and its implications for us, visit their website and connect with them via email or social media: http://climatecouncil.org.au/.

2013-09-25 16:26:39 +1000

Volunteer your time and/or skills for the new Climate Council here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nqhDf-Yj_2xoqf2wYSiG0Koz5OfGpVRsk7rb2e68sXg/viewform?edit_requested=true

2013-09-25 16:04:09 +1000

5,000 signatures reached

2013-09-25 08:06:14 +1000

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2013-09-24 18:02:17 +1000

The Climate Council has raised almost $250,000 in less than 24 hours! See the latest message from Tim Flannery and his fellow Council members here: http://youtu.be/M5_Sd17Tkkk.

2013-09-24 11:32:27 +1000

We are about to crack 4000 supporters! Amazing! Everyone can go now to the Climate Council website - which is our 'citizen-funded Climate Commission' to donate and sign up now http://www.climatecouncil.org.au. Let's build momentum for them and see their coffers full so they can get started on the work! Remember Tim and the other Commissioners are going to be working voluntarily for a while until the new Council finds its feet.

2013-09-24 07:31:58 +1000

Did you hear the news? Tim Flannery and his colleagues have heard our voices - along with others - and taken the step of launching The Climate Council overnight! Thanks for raising your voice to give Tim, the other Commissioners and the former Climate Commission staff the courage to launch this! Follow the link to the Climate Council website, sign up, donate, and keep spreading the word: http://www.climatecouncil.org.au

2013-09-23 16:22:38 +1000

I launched this petition about 7pm last night ... I reckon we can get to 2500 by the time 24 hours has passed!

2013-09-23 13:58:19 +1000

By my calculations, if we have 2000 people (we are heading towards that now) each contribute $50 a month for 12 months, we'd raise $1.2 million. Not far from the $1.6 million needed!

2013-09-23 09:29:52 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2013-09-23 08:45:09 +1000

Folks, we are powering on towards 1000 signatures. Can you help us get there by 9am? And to 2500 by lunchtime? Exciting that so many see the value in us chipping in to fund an independent voice on climate change and its implications for our future!

2013-09-22 23:27:00 +1000

500 signatures reached

2013-09-22 23:08:20 +1000

We've been up for a few hours, and about to pass 500 signatures. Thanks so much everyone for your support! I am loving the messages you are sharing re your reasons for signing too. Keep sharing and encouraging people to sign, so we can build momentum towards our goal of a citizen-funded Climate Commission!

2013-09-22 21:24:11 +1000

Wow folks! We've already gone past 200 signatures tonight :) Thanks for your support. I reckon we can get this past 1000 and then on towards 10000 tomorrow! Please keep spreading the word through your networks. Cameron.

2013-09-22 20:22:21 +1000

100 signatures reached

2013-09-22 19:56:04 +1000

50 signatures reached

2013-09-22 19:35:55 +1000

25 signatures reached

2013-09-22 19:28:19 +1000

10 signatures reached