Anote Tong Visits Caritas Australia Office

by Ruwanthi Perera | Oct 30, 2018

Anote Tong, former President of Kiribati and renowned climate activist, recently visited the Caritas Australia Head Office in Sydney. In a powerful Facebook Live event, he made a rousing call to action for Australia to invest in more environmentally friendly and sustainable policies, and for individuals to take action, too.



Here’s some of what Mr Tong had to say:

"By 2004, when I (first) started making statements about climate change at the highest national and political levels, at that time not many people were interested.”

“Shortly afterward, reports on climate change began to be more widely released. I took on a different level of engagement then because the international community recognised that climate change was real, serious and posed an existential threat for people in countries like mine, the Marshall Islands, the Maldives and other nations ‘on the front lines.”

“Though Kiribati is on the front lines, one day, the challenges of climate change will become inescapable for all of us: even everyday Australians.” “Let’s go back to the church’s teachings and take seriously the statements of the Pope on this issue, who through his encyclical - Laudato Si - has declared that we simply must do something about climate change.”

Thank you Mr Tong for your outstanding commitment to climate justice, and for adding your voice to Caritas Australia’s call to create a more sustainable planet for marginalised communities all over the world.

Tomorrow is too late – the time for action is now! Sign up to hear more about our new climate campaign, Living Laudato Si, and receive handy resources on how you can take positive action to save our world.

9 Comments

  1. 9 AC 30 Oct
    Has anyone ever stopped to think why no disastrous predictions have not yet happened? If we are to believe the climate alarmists then we would have already seen much of The Maldives go under water, the polar caps melting, polar bears extinct etc. But this has not happened has it? In fact we have no more climate events than we have had all along. I love creation but I also love the truth. The “science” is skewed to fit the IN agenda, eg the famous hockey stick graph omitted approx 400 years of climate cooling in order to get that dramatic look. These lies go on unabated until today because the liars appeal to people’s good natures. Someone else we know we’ll does the same thing. Do you know the 97% consensus of scientist is made up out of 75 scientists? Yes that’s right so 97% 75 scientists who all subscribe to groupthink are the basis of all this climate change alarm, taxing Australians via climate change agreements and giving subsidies to China and India who do absolutely nothing to keep their CO2 emissions. By the way, CO2 is a natural product and it alone cannot change climate. Do the research Caritas and stop being a political organisation – your job is to be a charitable one. I have stopped supporting you because I do not want my hard earned money going to project like this – I donated to help people who are in need not to progress the UN agenda. You may think this helps indirectly it is basically rubbish. The beneficiaries of climate change agreement burn call like no others. These policies help no one and penaluse Australians. Bringing Mr Tom here only encourages him to use Australian for his countries advantage. Enough said I hope you do the homework and realise what a hoax this climate alarm is on is.
  2. 8 AC 30 Oct
    Has anyone ever stopped to think why no disastrous predictions have not yet happened? If we are to believe the climate alarmists then we would have already seen much of The Maldives go under water, the polar caps melting, polar bears extinct etc. But this has not happened has it? In fact we have no more climate events than we have had all along. I love creation but I also love the truth. The “science” is skewed to fit the IN agenda, eg the famous hockey stick graph omitted approx 400 years of climate cooling in order to get that dramatic look. These lies go on unabated until today because the liars appeal to people’s good natures. Someone else we know we’ll does the same thing. Do you know the 97% consensus of scientist is made up out of 75 scientists? Yes that’s right so 97% 75 scientists who all subscribe to groupthink are the basis of all this climate change alarm, taxing Australians via climate change agreements and giving subsidies to China and India who do absolutely nothing to keep their CO2 emissions. By the way, CO2 is a natural product and it alone cannot change climate. Do the research Caritas and stop being a political organisation – your job is to be a charitable one. I have stopped supporting you because I do not want my hard earned money going to project like this – I donated to help people who are in need not to progress the UN agenda. You may think this helps indirectly it is basically rubbish. The beneficiaries of climate change agreement burn call like no others. These policies help no one and penaluse Australians. Bringing Mr Tom here only encourages him to use Australian for his countries advantage. Enough said I hope you do the homework and realise what a hoax this climate alarm is on is.
  3. 7 AC 30 Oct
    Has anyone ever stopped to think why no disastrous predictions have not yet happened? If we are to believe the climate alarmists then we would have already seen much of The Maldives go under water, the polar caps melting, polar bears extinct etc. But this has not happened has it? In fact we have no more climate events than we have had all along. I love creation but I also love the truth. The “science” is skewed to fit the UN agenda, eg the famous hockey stick graph omitted approx 400 years of climate cooling in order to get that dramatic look. These lies go on unabated until today because the liars appeal to people’s good natures. Someone else we know well does the same thing. Do you know the 97% consensus of scientists who agree with climate change alarmism is made up out of 75 scientists? Yes that’s right - so 97% 75 scientists who all subscribe to groupthink are the basis of all this climate change craziness, taxing Australians via climate change agreements and giving subsidies to China and India who do absolutely nothing to curb their CO2 emissions. By the way, CO2 is a natural product and it alone cannot change climate. Do the research Caritas and stop being a political organisation – your job is to be a charitable one. I have stopped supporting you because I do not want my hard earned money going to project like this – I donated to help people who are in need not to progress the UN agenda. You may think this helps indirectly but it is basically rubbish. The beneficiaries of climate change agreements burn coal like no others so there is no net reduction by making life harder for Australians and keeping the cost of fuel rising. These policies help noone and penalise Australians. Bringing Mr Tong here only encourages him to use Australian for his country's advantage. Enough said I hope you do the homework and realise what a hoax this climate alarm really is.
  4. 6 Gab 30 Oct
    Looks good
  5. 5 Java 01 Nov
    Pull your head out of the sand and go educate yourself. Ignorance and denial won't save you or your family from starving or drowning
  6. 4 Java 01 Nov
    Pull your head out of the sand and go educate yourself. Ignorance and denial won't save you or your family from starving or drowning
  7. 3 Java 01 Nov
    Pull your head out of the sand and go educate yourself. Ignorance and denial won't save you or your family from starving or drowning
  8. 2 Java 01 Nov
    Pull your head out of the sand and go educate yourself. Ignorance and denial won't save you or your family from starving or drowning
  9. 1 Java 01 Nov
    Pull your head out of the sand and go educate yourself. Ignorance and denial won't save you or your family from starving or drowning

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