Schoolchildren hold handmade signs at a student-organised protest in Sydney on May 3 [Rick Rycroft/AP Photo]
Melbourne, Australia – Non-renewable fossil fuels still account for about 85 percent of Australia‘s electricity generation. But with 2019 bringing the hottest summer on record and increasing extreme weather events, many voters are calling for change as the country prepares to pick its next prime minister and parliament on Saturday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s centre-right Liberal-National Coalition is seeking a third straight term in power, but polls have shown Bill Shorten’s opposition Labor Party clinging to a narrow lead. The left-wing Greens Party is expected to remain the third force in the country’s politics.
“Australia doesn’t solve climate change by itself,” Morrison insisted last week during the