Mental health is a problem now, fire stress every summer is a problem now. Flood is a problem now. Trees over roads, hail, wind, heatwaves.
My daughter has been highly stressed. She works in environmental management, as does my son. Mental health issues arise due to the juxtaposition of her need to protect the environment and her financial responsibility to her job. Storms, trees across roads, floods causing road damage resulting in trucks choosing to use B roads and C roads causing more damage, public transport problems, trains not running due to heat ruining the tracks!
So transport is a problem now. Mental health is a problem now, fire stress every summer is a problem now. Flood is a problem now. Trees over roads, hail, wind, heatwaves.
It’s time to act. It’s time for the Australian nations to lead. I am aware that first nations custodianship is paramount to our solutions. So every aspect is affected and experienced by me and my family and my community now. Action, respect, collaboration, equality, diversity. Lead with the heart. Money is irrelevant.
Hundreds of people from across the country are sharing their stories to send a clear message to the Australian government - it's time for real action on climate change.
Every story appears as a point on this map. Click around to read how climate change is affecting our communities, and add your own story to the map.
People all across Australia are being harmed by climate change. These are some of their stories.