A social media campaign to fund a replacement for the abolished Climate Commission through private donations has proved a huge success with $900,000 raised in less than a week.
Amanda McKenzie, from the rebadged Climate Council, said the money was raised largely from small donors, with an average donation of about $50.
The funds were raised from about 20,000 individuals and far exceeded the original targets.
“Initially the councillors aimed to raise $500,000 in a week. That target was met after two days,” she said. “Once we got to $800,000 we upped the aim to $1 million on Facebook”.
There is a much greater level of support for action on climate change than our conservative politicians would have us believe.
See also their report on the IPCCs recently released Assessment Report (5th edition).