Queensland farmer Rob McCreath has sent a direct appeal to world leaders attending the G20 meeting, ploughing the message GO SOLAR in giant letters in a field. McCreath, who grows crops and rears beef cattle at Felton, said he was prompted to take action after the rejection by Brisbane Airport of a billboard calling for climate change to be put on the G20 agenda.

‘Farmers are at the pointy end of climate change. Last year was our hottest on record, this one’s shaping up to be even worse, and we’ve got a raging drought over a vast area. In spite of the overwhelming scientific evidence, our idiotic politicians are hooked on coal and gas, which is the cause of the problem.

‘Australia is one of the richest per capita countries in the world, with the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions in the developed world. We have huge reserves of sunshine, so making use of it is simply a matter of common sense. Our government’s reluctance to do so is an international embarrassment.

‘Unlike coal, solar power really is good for humanity, because it can provide the clean energy needed to lift people out of poverty across the world, without stuffing up the climate even more.’

McCreath added ‘I hope Angela Merkel shirtfronts Tony Abbott and asks him, if Germany can go solar then why on earth can’t Australia?’

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