A Who’s Who Of Australian Athletes Front New Climate Change Campaign

A Who’s Who Of Australian Athletes Front New Climate Change Campaign

Some of Australia’s most recognisable athletes have launched a new campaign urging the country to take bold action to stop climate change.

‘The Cool Down’ is fronted by former Wallabies captain David Pocock and supported by over 250 current and former athletes.

Then campaign calls for decisive action to not only protect the future of all Australians, but also the future of sport.

With a reference to the cliche about Australia ‘punching above its weight’ in sport, The Cool Down asks why this same pride in overachieving can’t apply to stopping climate change.

“The people and places we love, as well as the sports we love so much are threatened by climate change,” Pocock said in The Guardian.

“We have the resources in our own backyard to be a world leader in this field and, as a sporting nation, we’re used to performing on the world stage. It’s time we harness that to focus on strong climate action.”

To launch the campaign, Pocock has released a video to social media featuring stars such as former netballer Liz Ellis, retired Socceroo Craig Foster, recent Olympian Bronte Campbell, Australian fast-bowler Pat Cummins, journalist and former AFL player Tony Armstrong [featured image] and surfer Adrian Buchan.

 

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Specifically, The Cool Down calls for Australia to halve emissions by 2030 and be at net-zero by 2050.




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