Critical time to take action, says Extinction Rebellion in King's Lynn
There was a huge turnout of people to support XR’s demands that the council put the issues of the climate crisis, pollution and biodiversity loss at the heart of its planning and policy making from now on.
Thanks to the many people who gave up their Thursday evening to come along and show their support through colourful banners, posters, songs and music and to the many more who couldn’t come but sent heartfelt messages of support.
Thanks to the several businesses in Lynn who allowed us to blue tape their walls and windows to give a visual depiction of likely flood water levels as the seas begin to warm and rise.
Thanks also to the many councillors who kindly came out to speak to us to either express support for our demonstration or to understand why we were there. The reasons are really quite simple – according to the IPCC report, we have about 11 years left to change course and stop the planet from heating up to dangerous levels; to stop air and water pollution, and to stop further loss of insects and wildlife. We will soon have more plastic than fish in the sea. We are losing insects at the staggering rate of 2.5% a year, and other wildlife too. We humans are part of the web of life and it is foolishness on our part to think we can kill off all other life forms and somehow continue to thrive on this planet. The people are waking up to these facts and its high time politicians and business leaders did too.
We hope to work with West Norfolk Council and local businesses and leaders in the days and weeks to come to bring about radical transformation to the way we live our lives such that everyone benefits. We want to see a borough that is fit for the future, a thriving example of what people can do to reverse the disastrous trends currently engulfing our planet.
Please join us on Facebook at Extinction Rebellion King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, on Twitter @xrkingslynn or email XRKingsLynn@zoho.com to be added to the mailing list.
We have a responsibility to act at this critical moment in our planet’s history – and each one of us can make a difference.
Extinction Rebellion Lynn and West Norfolk