THE LIGHTS were on but nobody came out to address climate protesters at Member for New England Barnaby Joyce's Tamworth office last week.
Mother-of-two Helen Cameron was in the throng of picketers concerned about the state of the world being left to her children on Friday.
"We're concerned about the threats to health, safety and happiness with the evidence that is shown in rising temperatures, prolonged droughts and water shortages that we're seeing," she said.
"The experts tell us that we're heading for three to four degrees of global warming and that some parts of the world and indeed Australia will not be inhabitable."
At least 55 people attended the rally but staff at Member for New England Barnaby Joyce's office refused to engage with the group.
It was a combined effort from the New England Climate Action group and Tamworth Parents and Friends for Climate Action spearheaded by Ms Cameron.
Horror bushfires that ravaged the state are an example of a disconnect between experts and government policy, protester Alice Milson said.
"When we look at the budget we listen to the economists, when we want to look at health prices, we listen to doctors ... when we want to listen to things about climate change, we don't listen to those same experts," she said.
Don Craigie of the Gomeroi nation believes that conversation must include Indigenous voices.
"We need communication," he said.
"In saying that, these governments are introducing policies and legislation over us Aboriginal people.
"They are not consulting with us... with consideration of you, your culture, your lands, that has not happened."
The New England Climate Action Group will hold its first Beers for the Planet event to discuss concerns over a cold one on February 20 at The Tamworth Hotel.