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Vicky Fysh – Australia <> Unsubscribe

4:43 PM (1 hour ago)

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Dear friend,

Have you heard? Flinders University is in talks with climate inactivist Bjørn Lomborg about hosting his unique brand of climate action denial.[1]

After being ousted from the University of Western Australia (UWA) by outraged students and staff, Lomborg and the Department of Education have been on the hunt for any university game to take on Bjorn’s widely discredited assertions that the urgency of climate change action is over-stated.

But it is not too late to fix this. Students and staff challenged Bjørn’s controversial appointment at UWA and they won. Now we can do the same at Flinders. That’s why we’ve partnered with our friends at the Australian Youth Climate Coalition to urge Flinders University to reject Lomborg’s climate inaction.

Click here to send a message to Flinders University urging it to keep Australia’s universities Bjørn-free!

While our universities face funding cuts, our Government is offering $4 million of taxpayer’s money to any university willing to house Lomborg and his damaging views. And that’s quite despite the fact that Bjørn is already generously funded by two of the worst climate deniers and fossil fuel barons on the planet – the Koch Brothers. [2]

The last thing we need is taxpayer funded, government-sanctioned naysayer research that will set Australia even further back in the fight for a future free from climate catastrophe.

Click here to send Flinders University a clear message that the last thing we need in our public universities is doubt about the need for climate action.

Let’s make sure all our universities stay focussed upon the important task of tackling the greatest moral challenge of our time. Let’s keep them Bjørn-free!

Yours for a safe climate,

Vicky, Hayley and Charlie for Australia

PS: Help to spread the word by sharing this facebook post.

[1] Bjorn Lomborg Consensus Centre could be set up at Flinders University, The Guardian, 24 July 2015.

[2] Bjorn Lomborg is part of the Koch Network – and Cashing In, Climate Progress, 25 June 2014.

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