Published 22 November 2013
An article by SEI Key Researcher, Rosemary Lyster, Professor of Climate and Environmental Law in the University of Sydney Law School, was published in The Conversation.
The article titled ‘Obama prepares US for climate change impacts – what is Australia waiting for?’ Discusses the political controversy about scientific phenomena takes the public’s and the government’s attention away from the real issues of climate change.
Rosemary states that:
President Obama accepts the scientific consensus on climate change and the risks of climate change to the US. He has shown political leadership to establish a whole-of-government Federal framework to build the nation’s resilience in cooperation with all other levels of government.
He understands that it is the duty of governments to do all that they can to protect citizens, natural resources, ecosystems and the economy against the threats of climate change, now and in the future.
In comparing the actions taken by the US and Australia, Rosemary asks ‘What are Australian governments doing to prepare a nationally coordinated response to extreme weather events and disasters?’
To read the artcile, click here.