Extinction Rebellion

Despite an ever-increasing understanding of just how serious a threat climate change poses to humanity, we are still falling far short of taking the necessary action to eliminate our emissions of greenhouse gasses. Plymouth Extinction Rebellion came to talk to us in March about the current state of the climate emergency, and what we, as ordinary citizens, can do to get society to act with more urgency.

Our speaker was Rob Cooper and he started of by highlighting the stark summary from the latest IPCCC report, which says we have “a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all”. He then talked a little more about the current situation before discussing what can be done to get politicians to take the threat of climate change more seriously. He ended with a simple plea to us all when it comes to the threat facing us - don't be a bystander.