As if the whole city wasn’t irritable enough as the bricks of our homes start to glow from the accumulated heat.
Now Shane Rattenbury has been unable to restrain himself and has linked the heatwave to carbon emissions thereby kicking off the most annoying argument known to man.
As Canberra faces its third consecutive day of extreme heat, we are starting to experience firsthand the impacts of climate change in our city, said ACT Greens Member for Molonglo, Shane Rattenbury, MLA.
“2013 was Australia’s hottest year since records began in 1910. 2014 has begun with heatwaves travelling across the country and according to findings released by the Climate Council; we can expect more of the same in the future,” said Mr Rattenbury.
“Heatwaves are hotter, lasting longer and occurring more frequently, increasing the risk and severity of bushfires and drought. The Abbott Government’s failure to take action on global warming is negligent.
“The ACT is a national leader in renewable energy and we are taking decisive action to avoid the worst impacts of global warming. However, the Abbott Government is determined to ignore the science and listen only to its big business mates.
“It astounds me that while people in Canberra – and all over the nation – are already feeling the effects of global warming, Tony Abbott would let his ideological position get in the way of the hard facts.