From the media release
Climate Guardians have descended on the U.S. Consulate in Melbourne this morning to demand urgent action to protect the global climate and decry the apparent hijacking of U.S. politics by the fossil fuel industry. Climate Guardians’ spokesperson Deborah Hart said:
“The window of opportunity to avoid the worst impacts of dangerous climate change is closing fast as the world recognized in the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement.”
"President Trump’s naïve “America First” rhetoric runs the risk of undermining international cooperation and condemning the world (including Americans) to a toxic and very bleak future. By way of contrast the Democratic party platform formulated under former Secretary of State and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledged that the world faces a climate emergency and pledged to take decisive action to address it.”
“In many ways “America First” really appears to be a Trojan horse for “Fossil Fuels first”. This is highlighted by the rapid scrapping of key environmental protections, the choice of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, despite him having led multiple law suits against the EPA.”
There is overwhelming consensus among reputable scientists that pollution caused by human activity (including carbon dioxide and methane) is the key driver of recent global temperature increases and that (unless curbed urgently) the earth as we know it will be fundamentally changed with dire consequences for human civilization.