Australia has become a climate villain despite its abundance of natural resources. The country is currently facing the effects of extreme weather, with temperatures soaring and devastating floods occurring more frequently than ever before. Such events are not just caused by global warming – human activities are playing a large part in them, too.
Australians have the highest per capita carbon emissions among developed countries and over two-thirds of their electricity comes from coal-fired power plants. This means that Australia is contributing to the global temperature rise at an alarming rate and exacerbating its own environmental problems as well.
It’s not just the environment that’s suffering either; people’s health and lifestyles are affected too, with air pollution leading to higher rates of asthma, cancer, respiratory diseases and heart disease. Heatwaves also pose a great risk to public safety – especially for vulnerable people such as the elderly or those living in poverty – while rising sea levels threaten coastal communities’ homes and livelihoods.
If Australians don’t take action now, these issues won’t go away anytime soon. That’s why it’s so important to raise awareness about climate change – so Australians can understand how their actions contribute to it and make informed decisions about how they can reduce their carbon footprint. To learn more about what’s going on in Australia right now and how we can help tackle the issue of climate change, there’s no better place to start than watching ‘Australia’s Climate Challenge’ – a documentary made by award-winning journalist Sarah Ferguson.
The film explores our current predicament through interviews with experts from all walks of life, from scientists looking into ways to limit global warming to local farmers struggling against drought conditions caused by climate change. It follows politicians from different sides of politics as they weigh up how best to tackle this problem without compromising economic growth or jobs for ordinary Australians. Through it all, viewers will gain invaluable insight into how we can move towards a lower carbon economy that works for everyone in Australia.
Australia’s Climate Challenge is essential viewing for anyone who wants a better understanding of how we can make sure our future generations don’t suffer even worse effects from global warming than we already do today. So join Sarah Ferguson on her journey across the country as she delves deeper into this issue and discovers what it will take for Australia to become less dependent on fossil fuels and transition towards cleaner sources of energy production.