Monday, September 21st 2009, 2:44 AM EDT
The following sign-on statement asks people to join and/or support the Climate Camp protests at the Port Augusta power stations in South Australia from September 24 to 27.
We are gravely concerned by the near-daily reports from climate scientists confirming the worst-case scenarios of climate change. We know we have 10 years or less to massively cut greenhouse emissions or face unstoppable and catastrophic global warming.
NASA climate scientist and activist James Hansen has identified coal as the number one driver of climate change. Hecalls for a rapid transition to switch off coal and switch on renewable energy. The ageing brown coal-fired power stations at Port Augusta are among the most inefficient and carbon polluting in Australia.