Marathon kayaker Steve Posselt welcomed to Kiama

The petition is at www.climateemergencydeclaration.org/sign.

The petition is at www.climateemergencydeclaration.org/sign.

Kayaker and climate change campaigner Steve Posselt made a safe arrival at Kiama on Thursday night.

The stopover was part of his epic kayak journey from his home in Ballina to Parliament House, Canberra.

He set out on January 1 and plans to present his petition in Parliament House on February 25.

Posselt paddled into Wollongong Harbour on Wednesday.

He was welcomed at Kiama Harbour by Kiama Deputy Mayor Kathy Rice, Kiama councillor Andrew Sloan and a crowd of approximately 50 supporters.

Posselt, 64, is calling for an emergency mobilisation to address climate change, via a petition he is collecting signatures for during his trek.

So far he has collected well over 12,000 signatures and his target is 100,000 before he arrives in Canberra. 

Posselt presented a story of his travels, including his 8000-kilometre kayak journey from Canberra to Paris for the United Nations Climate Summit in 2015.

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