The world is on the brink of climate collapse. Billions of people will die from heat stroke, starvation and fossil-fuelled disasters in our lifetimes if we don't take real and fast action. But Australia is still digging up coal and chopping down forests. I want my children to have the same future and opportunities as the decision-makers in Parliament House today. That's why during my #ClimateHungerStrike I called on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to commit to real action. And why I invited Australians to join me in calling for a safe future and to sign my petition. I secured over 5,400 signatures which I am now seeking to present to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. So far he's been ghosting me, but I recently spoken with his electoral office and I hope he will accept it.
Climate Action Petition
Dear Prime Minister Anthony Albanese,
As signatories of this petition, we call on you to take real and urgent action on climate change. Climate change is no longer a future emergency. The science shows there's no more time left. The world is entering climate collapse and Australia needs to act. We are the world's third largest exporter of fossil fuels and a Top 20 emitter domestically. The costs and lost opportunities of delay will be too high. We call on you to announce a climate emergency and:
Stop subsidising fossil fuels and redirect these resources to climate action and adaptation,
Commit to an urgent phase out of Australia's massive coal and gas exports,
End native forests logging,
Update Australia's key environment protection law, the EPBC Act, to includes climate impacts, and
Immediately release key details of the Climate Risk Assessment which outlines the national security risks we face.
Without real and effective action on climate change, large swathes of Australia will be uninhabitable during our lifetimes. We can't leave a dangerous and decimated planet for our children. You must act now.
In the Media
Restoring democracy to avoid climate collapse - Pearls and Irritations.
Climate Hunger Strike - Eco Enthusiast Pod Cast with Abigail Austin.
Gregory Andrews Climate Hunger Strike - Reverend Bill Crews 2GB Radio.
Climate change activist on hunger strike shares first photo from hospital - Daily Mail UK.
Diplomat on hunger strike taken to hospital - Canberra Times.
Hunger strike activist rushed to hospital - Daily Mail UK.
Second climate activist joins Gregory Andrews’ hunger strike - Sky News.
Climate activist taken away in ambulance on day 16 of hunger strike - Sky News.
From diplomat to hunger striker: Gregory is defying fear of death to fight fossil fuels - SMH.
Greens urge climate crusader Gregory Andrews to end strike - Sky News.
Climate change activist on hunger strike marks major milestone - Daily Mail UK.
Climate activist’s hunger strike hits two week mark - News.com.
Why Gregory hasn't eaten in two weeks - Tripple J Hack.
Former senior Liberal government adviser Gregory Andrews 14 days into a hunger strike for climate action - ABC News.
Why this Canberra man has stopped eating for more than 13 days - ABC Canberra.
Albo isn't listening - SkyNews.
Write directly to the Prime Minister - Centre for Climate Safety.
Aussie dad's hunger strike to 'protect' kids' future from climate threat - Yahoo News.
Reverend Bill Crews talks to Gregory Andrews about his #ClimateHungerStrike - 2GB.
The man who is willing to die on the Parliament House lawns - Mamamia.
Climate Hunger Games The Australian Way - Centre for Climate Safety.
Interview with Wayne Jansson - No Fibs.
Interview Bec Horridge - Earth Matters.
Albanese's Pacific pledge hypocritical says former diplomat on hunger strike - News.com
Why climate activist has gone on hunger strike outside parliament house - 3AW Melbourne.
On Anthony Albanese and Pacific Security - Yahoo News.
Anti coal protestor risks organ failure due to climate change - Australasian Mine Safety Journal.
Father-of-two starving himself outside Parliament House - The Daily Mail.
Climate Activist Doubles Down on Andrew Bolt - Sky News.
You're Bullying Me - Interview with Andrew Bolt.
I Won't Tolerate Abuse - News.com.
I Won't Give Up Until PM Shows Determination - Sky News.
Aussie ambassador on hunger strike for climate action - Perth Now.
Former diplomat on hunger strike - The Daily Mail UK.
Former ambassador goes on climate action hunger strike in front of parliament - The Riot ACT.
Former Ambassador hunger strikes in front of Parliament for climate action - The Canberra Times.