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Jakarta Post

Let’s vote for green leaders

  • G. Utomo

Yogyakarta   /   Sat, January 19 2019   /  02:37 am

Fighting climate change must be our top priority but we have not yet heard any of our presidential candidates or political parties contesting the April elections table the issue as their main agenda.

It seems the global concerns and commitments arising in United Nations climate talks and summits, including the most recent in Katowice, Poland, fall on the deaf ears of the electoral candidates.

We have halfheartedly tackled climate change, regardless of the widespread environmental degradation.

Such a response is the most dangerous of all. It is like discovering that we have terminal cancer but delaying medical treatment because we are too preoccupied by our own business. We will leave a totally worthless trashy planet as a legacy. This is one of the many layers of injustice wrapped tightly around the problem of climate change.

Injustice number one of climate...