Don’t believe us, believe the scientists
Thousands of scientists worldwide are unanimous that humans are changing the climate by burning fossil fuels
The science is clear: It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We are in a life or death situation of our own making.
For you friends and family here is the ultimate guide to everything you wanted to know about climate change
One of XR’s early demands was the setting-up of a Citizen’s Assembly to debate the facts of climate change and agree a set of recommendations to government on policy changes needed to meet the threat. The Assembly did take place and it’s final report is out now
Unsurprisingly, when made aware of the scale of the challenge and what’s at stake, the Assembly is calling for a far more radical agenda than the government is proposing
- Global temperatures have already risen 1°C and are rising rapidly towards 1.5°C. Above this level we will see catastrophic and irreversible consequences: flooding, wildfires and mass migrations caused by famine and disappearing of water supplies.
- The number of vertebrate species has fallen by over 60% since 1970.
- The global insect population is declining by 2.5% per year.
- Such a heavy reduction in insect numbers will soon leave us facing food, clean air and water shortages.
- The government and media must tell the truth about the seriousness of the climate emergency and take actions to reverse policies and tell the public about changes they must make immediately.
- The government must enact policies and binding legislation in order to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2025.
- A citizen’s assembly must be formed to ensure the government is keeping to these promises and enforcing laws to make democracy work for us all.
Extinction Rebellion Derby is a group of concerned, ordinary local people.
We need you – whoever you are, however much time you have – to help build a powerful movement. Our vision of change involves mass participation. Together we’re unstoppable.
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