Call for ac­tion on cli­mate cri­sis

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS - Stephen D’al­biac stephen.dal­biac@reach­plc.com

Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion ac­tivists held a silent vigil in Bath city cen­tre to call for more ac­tion to be taken on cli­mate change.

Protesters dressed in black demon­strated out­side the Guild­hall last Fri­day as part of a num­ber of co-or­di­nated events that took place across the world to mark Global Cli­mate Ac­tion Day.

The ac­tivists place a ban­ner read­ing “Build Back Bet­ter, Build Back Green” on rail­ings out­side the his­toric buildin­gin the city cen­tre.

It is the lat­est in a se­ries of demon­stra­tions to take place in Bath and across the county in re­cent times as the group calls for gov­ern­ments to act in the fight against global warn­ing.

Ros Pears, of Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion in Bath, said: “We are keep­ing the flame of cli­mate ac­tivism burn­ing on the street on be­half of all who care. We are all liv­ing through dif­fi­cult times in this pan­demic, but it is also cru­cially im­por­tant not to for­get we are in a cli­mate and eco­log­i­cal emer­gency.”

Fel­low Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion mem­ber Stephanie Laslett added: “It’s vi­tal the cli­mate cri­sis isn’t for­got­ten.

“We are about to trig­ger ir­re­versible chain re­ac­tions be­yond hu­man con­trol and we will keep protest­ing for as long as it takes for lo­cal and na­tional gov­ern­ment to take ur­gent ac­tion.”

Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion ac­tivists out­side the Guild­hall as part of a demon­stra­tion to mark Global Cli­mate Ac­tion day

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