One of the country’s top scientists has told politicians to act quickly on climate change or devastate the lives of unborn generations.

Penny Sackett, the Government’s Chief Scientist, delivered her blunt message to politicians at a dinner at Parliament House on Tuesday night.

Professor Sackett warned the actions of this generation “may deny the next generation the prosperity that we have enjoyed and endanger the lives of millions”. “If we do not act, and act quickly and decisively, the effects will be devastating,” Professor Sackett told the large audience.

“So what are we waiting for?”

Story from the SMH.