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Climate change activists from Shropshire go to London

Climate change activists from Shropshire go to London

SHREWS COPYRIGHT SHROPSHIRE STAR JAMIE RICKETTS 23/09/2021 - Climate Protest by Extinction Rebellion ahead of Council Meeting at Theatre Seven in Shrewsbury. Also, Bamber The Human is organising a Climate Crisis Pilgrimage from South Shropshire to the COP26 Climate Talks in Glasgow where he hill walk all the way with a 10 foot high Polar Bear sculpture..

SHREWS COPYRIGHT SHROPSHIRE STAR JAMIE RICKETTS 23/09/2021 - Climate Protest by Extinction Rebellion ahead of Council Meeting at Theatre Seven in Shrewsbury. Also, Bamber The Human is organising a Climate Crisis Pilgrimage from South Shropshire to the COP26 Climate Talks in Glasgow where he hill walk all the way with a 10 foot high Polar Bear sculpture..
SHREWS COPYRIGHT SHROPSHIRE JAMIE RICKETTS 23/09/2021 – Climate Protest by Extinction Rebellion in advance of Council Meeting at Theatre Seven, Shrewsbury. Bamber The Human will also be organizing a Climate Crisis pilgrimage from South Shropshire, to the COP26 Climate Talks and Glasgow where he will be walking the entire way with a Polar Bear sculpture.

They are part of a group that includes more than 70 activists, who travel from all over Wales to the daily protests in Hyde Park (London) starting Saturday at 10 o’clock in Hyde Park.

Members of the group say they will be “impossible to ignore.”

The Extinction Rebellion will take out the fossil fuel economy and demand that the government ceases new subsidies and investments.

Dawn Meadows a retiree from Oswestry said, “As our planet passes multiple tipping points we are seeing denial and delay. We must end fossil fuels, and switch to renewables, especially as we have seen how dependent we are on inhumane regimes like Russia, when we could be creating our own wind and solar energy here in the UK.”

She said a damning report by the United Nations last month found that the world has a “brief and rapidly” closing window to adapt to climate change. The latest report by the IntergovernmentalPanel on Climate Change describes how rising temperatures and extreme weather are a threat to human wellbeing and the planet, and calls for urgent, transformative action to secure our future.ed,

“We’re expecting huge numbers of activists from all over the UK and in the tradition of non-violent civil disobedience, we will disrupt business as usual until the Government and big business make change. We need everyone to join us – we’ll be easy to find in Hyde Park with our big Welsh flag and we’re inviting everyone to come along and join our friendly group, even if it’s just for a day.”

Extinction rebelling demanded that the government end all new fossil fuel investments and licenses. They also requested that tax-payers money currently subsidizing fossil fuels be used to fund wind, tidal, and solar subsidies.

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Jonathan Lill of Oswestry a stain glass artisan said: “Our government is choosing to allow this cost of living crisis to happen to the British people, just like they are choosing to stay on fossil fuels. Citizens’ Advice predicts that one in four people in this country won’t be able to afford their energy bills by October. Because I cannot continue living as normal, I am taking time off from work. The IPPC report states that unless action is taken the climate will rise by 3.2 degrees, which will make life as we know it a thing of the past”.

Oswestry Extinction Rebellion say that anyone who is interested in joining them in London, or joining a local group, can get in touch with them via social media or email xroswestry@gmail.com.

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