Every few years, our workforce completely reinvents itself. We have seen the advent of a large uptake of women joining the workforce, computers becoming a necessary part of work and now the fourth industrial revolution has brought about the age of automation and artificial intelligence.
The late Australian Labour Prime Minister Bob Hawke acknowledged the growing consensus amongst scientists about climate change during the 1980s.
In 1991, Hawke pledged to attend the Rio Earth Summit Conference, a landmark global warming think tank. However, Australia never attended the Summit as priorities shifted under his successor Paul Keating’s Government.
Indigenous people have been living in Australia and managing bushfires in this harsh climate for more than 65,000 years with its leaders now saying the time has come to let them have greater involvement in the country’s care.
As leaders of all ages look at climate change and the impact they can make to reduce our carbon gas emissions, we should all consider our self-leadership and taking responsibility for our carbon footprint. We can’t criticise leaders for their lack of environmental proactivity while leaving rubbish on the ground as we walk away.