Climate change activists have dumped a huge pile of manure in front of a minister’s office to protest Australia’s ‘weak’ contribution at COP26.
Climate change activists have dumped a huge pile of horse manure in front of Simon Birmingham’s Adelaide office because they say Australia’s contribution to the COP26 climate summit “stunk most of all”.
Extinction Rebellion protesters dressed in hazmat suits dumped numerous bags of the animal dung outside the federal Finance Minister’s office along Sir Donald Bradman Dr at Hilton on Friday morning.
A video went live of their Facebook page showing activists at the premises where a sign was propped into the top of the manure heap that read “climate pariah”.
They also stuck up signs on the office window saying “Glasgow was a sh*t show” and “Your gas stinks”.
“We’ve come to deliver a little bit of a message to Mr Birmingham as our representative to take back to the federal government,” a woman on the live video said.
“We are currently in a climate code red and all we’ve witnessed lately is Glasgow’s sh*t show.
“We have left a nice message of some very organic horse manure which hopefully senator Birmingham will feel quite at home with, with all the sh*t that’s been going around.”
Extinction Rebellion took to social media to say Prime Minister Scott Morrison took a “weak, non-binding ‘plan’ with no new policies or mandates” to the summit.
“(Australia) also refused to sign global pledges aimed at limiting methane emissions and phasing out fossil fuel production,” the post read.
“Instead, the government continued to shamelessly spruik coal and gas.
“Birmingham assures us that Australia is ‘over-achieving’ on climate. That’s what ScoMo was going to tell the world at COP26.
“There’s political spin and then there’s BS. Clearly Birmingham is full of it.
“The #COP26 climate summit was bullsh*t and Australia’s contribution stunk most of all.”
The South Australian senator responded to the act with a witty tweet.
“I hate to see unnecessary waste,” Senator Birmingham posted.
“Any eager western suburbs gardeners are most welcome to help themselves to some spring fertiliser.”
Senator Birmingham will speak on ABC Radio later on Friday morning and is expected to be asked about the protest.
More to come.