Climate change champion and long-time environmentalist Harry Creamer says he has no regrets about interrupting Prime Minister Scott Morrison's visit to the RFS headquarters in Wauchope on Sunday morning.
Mr Creamer gate-crashed a briefing between Mr Morrison, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and local MPs.
He was quickly removed from the area before urging Mr Morrison to take action on climate change.
"Yes, it was worth it," he said.
"We simply have to go on raising awareness of the links between climate change and global warming and increased droughts, bushfires and other extreme weather events.
"These fires are the worst on record, according even to the (RFS) commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, who we have every reason to know what is going on.
"This is the new normal," he said.
"California has just declared this as the new normal: where the normal fire season used to go from May to September it now extends from April through to December."
This is the new normal.Harry Creamer
Mr Creamer urged the federal and state governments to "have our backs on this".
"By that I mean they need to acknowledge the driving forces behind this change, this worsening of situations, so we are all on the same page," he said.
"We want to know that they (the governments) have our backs on this.
"Because at the moment, there are two nations: those people who can't see the link (on climate change) and who are being encouraged to turn a blind eye and the 11,000 climate scientists."
Property owner and farmer Cathy Eggert says the current bushfires are an unprecedented emergency.
"We are nowhere out of danger yet," she said.
"This is the kind of thing predicted with climate change and now it is here.
"This is unprecedented."
Ms Eggert described the current bushfires as "terrifying" and that "no-one has seen anything like this".
"We need to get this urgent situation under control and we need to have urgent policies and action to combat climate change."
Hastings Parents for the Environment member Rachel Sheppard said she wants government "to deal with" the climate emergency.
Ms Sheppard said she was concerned about the future for her daughter and her community.
I am here trying to ask our leaders to take action and be guided by our experts.Rachel Sheppard
"There are over 20 former emergency chiefs from across Australia who have said that our natural disasters are worsening due to climate change and that our governments are placing us at risk," she said.
"I am here trying to ask our leaders to take action and be guided by our experts.
"On the ground, we need to talk with family and friends and we need to turn up to everything that we can to show that, as an ordinary family person, I want climate action to protect my family.
"We are in a climate emergency and that requires emergency action," she said.
Wauchope resident Marita Dahlhausen called on government and councils to put more resources toward the climate emergency.
"It is up to the government and councils to accept there is a climate emergency and to deal with it," she said.
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