Climate action vs. climate denial – the battle of the rallies

A climate action rally, organised in a few days, managed to bring together over 8000 people in Melbourne on Saturday 12 March. The rally was organised by GetUp, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and various other groups in response to the push by climate change deniers, the Liberal Party and various extremist media outlets against action on the climate crisis. YCAN was there.
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There was a rally held at the same time outside Julia Gillard’s office in Werribee. That rally was calling for no action on climate change and managed a far smaller 200 people. That tiny rally was addressed by two Liberal Party Senators.
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While those against action on climate change make very loud noises and have large sections of the media on their side (namely the Australian and Herald Sun newspapers and several commercial radio stations), it seems that their support in the broader community is decidedly weaker than they would like to make out. See below for a short video of the pro-action rally.
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