My name is Billy and I am a volunteer with the AYCC in Victoria. I first heard about the AYCC through a friend during a discussion we were having about potential volunteer opportunities. She recommended them highly, and with climate change being something I already had an interest in, I was soon signing my first petitions and then expressed an interest to volunteer.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s official declaration that a substantial El Nino has begun, emphasises the need for stronger action on climate change according to the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
“Australia has already been experiencing increasing extreme weather events over the last few years, now when we add the potential impacts of El Nino on top of that we could be in for a scary year” Dan Spencer, media spokesperson for the AYCC said.
A recent Ipsos survey showed most Australians view climate change as causing extreme weather events.
“Australians are already connecting the dots between increasing extreme weather events and climate change. Now with the potential impacts of El Nino, our politicians need to start heeding the warning signs and taking strong action to prevent dangerous climate change” Mr Spencer said.
“This El Nino could bring drought and bushfires. These have a serious impact on communities across our country and our Government has to stop ignoring that climate change will continue to make these events worse”.