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On this day, 8th June, 1973, the Australian Treasury under the Whitlam Labor Government released a report titled: "Economic Growth: Is it Worth Having?"

Page 11 & 12 mentioned… “the greenhouse effect” and the build-up of CO2 and GHGs in the atmosphere. 1/

The Australian Treasury then dismiss the problem, and seem to have not bothered thinking about climate breakdown or indeed growth in resource use until the late 80s. Australia is the world's third-largest exporter of fossil fuels. Too busy trying to protect status quo? 2/

We now have 2-3 years to prevent the breakdown of our life support systems. The @UNEP@twitter.com says we are firmly on track for total social collapse. Only non-violent civil resistance against the status quo can save us @BlockadeAus@twitter.com @fireproofaus@twitter.com @XRebellionAus@twitter.com

theguardian.com/environment/20

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