Increasing pollution will only make bushfires worse: Bandt

Acting Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP, has responded to the worsening NSW bushfires crisis, warning that without a real plan to cut pollution, more homes and lives across Australia will be at risk now and into the future.  
 
“Our hearts go out to the people in New South Wales who are experiencing such great loss right now,” said Mr Bandt.

“We need to do everything in our power to help those affected by these devastating fires, but we can’t just stick our heads in the sand about what is fueling them. What we’re seeing right now is what happens on a heated planet. 
 
“After each fire we hear the same things from the people affected: please, please bring up climate change. The others will say we shouldn’t be talking about climate change right now, but if not now, when?
 
“Pollution continues to rise and fires continue to burn. To protect Australians, governments must keep coal in the ground and massively cut pollution.”