Climate Change Notice of Motion

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL— Tuesday, 18 June 2013] p1554d-1554d Hon Lynn MacLaren 


Climate Change 

Notice of Motion 

Hon Lynn MacLaren gave notice that at the next sitting of the house she would move — 

That this Council calls on the state government to — 

(a) note that on 9 May the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time since measurements began in 1958; 

(b) note that evidence of warming Western Australian oceans is indicated by the increased numbers of jellyfish, tropical fish and whale sharks observed further south than ever before; and 

(c) explain the changes required to the state government’s climate change strategy to reduce the rate of carbon dioxide emissions and to protect WA’s unique biodiversity.