The Time is Now – tell Members of Parliament on 26th June what they must do.
Date and Time: Wed June 26th at 1pm
Where: Location per area of the UK as per map https://www.thetimeisnowmap.co.uk/resources/map.pdf but briefly the other side of the Thames for 1pm at a spot designated as London. Or 11.30 at St Johns Smith Square for stalls etc.
“The Time is Now mass lobby is being organised by The Climate Coalition and Greener UK, two coalitions of organisations that represent millions of people across the UK. From surfers to scientists, bird watchers to doctors, everyone has a stake in the state of our environment.”
Constituents in Hornsey and Wood Green and Tottenham will have a special spot there to listen to David Lammy MP, Dr Alan Whitehead shadow minister for BEIS Energy and Climate Change speaking about clean energy, Natalia Dudzinska talking about plastics and packaging and Anya Ramamurthy talking about the Student strikes. Catherine West MP will collect up ‘Demands’ for the Government and forward them. These can be completed in advance ideally in this word doc.The Time is Now Demands sheet – 26th June 2019
(note not off Westminster Hall as previously advertised)
This will be a major demonstration and will flush out the MPs who want to avert or perpetuate climate breakdown and ecological disasters.
Please remind them that the UK should attend the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23rd Sept with MUCH more ambitious pledges, showing real leadership in view of the Climate Emergency declared by Parliament on 1st May 2019.
For some recent Events click here.
As a new set of MEPs take their seats in the EU Parliament it is timely to be aware of how the EU works to co-ordinate climate breakdown action across the 28 member states, Many of the changes that should be made to address the increase in global carbon intensity also address the pollution of our air, water and land.
Whether the UK remains in the EU or leaves soon, the makeup of the Parliament will affect the speed (or not) of addressing climate breakdown. “With their tally of MEPs surging to 70 from 51 in the last parliament, the Greens group will have roughly the same clout in the 751-seat assembly as the far-right populists led by Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini – and a much better chance of using it. ” is a hopeful message in the Guardian May 28th.
‘The EU‘ is one of a set of Transition Highgate pages reviewing the pledges and actions of the Paris agreement. It has sections on aviation, power, buildings, agriculture, waste and transport.
Environment and climate change is an EU resource page.
Since Extinction Rebellion burst onto the International stage members of Transition Highgate have leapt to its banner and are supporting the aims of demanding that politicians take emergency action to minimise climate damage as soon as possible.
On 30th January members listened to the talk by Millie Guest with slides illustrating the grave and imminent danger we are in and the means that Extinction Rebellion is taking to spread knowledge amongst the people and policitians. Millie also talked about her role in planning the UK school children’s Fridays for Future strikes.
On 13th April, the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group held a ‘Die in’ for Extinction Rebellion.
representing ‘WHEN HOPE DIES’. It was followed by ‘ACTION BEGINS’ public meeting where the Haringey Low Carbon officer gave a talk on how Haringey will bring forward its Zero by 2050 programme to adapt to the Climate Emergency that Haringey Council has declared. Click Joe Baker Climate Ext April 19.
This was during the build up to Extinction Rebellion’s International Rebellion Week. In London rebels took over Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Marble Arch from the 15th April – causing inconvenience to motorists and triggering ineffectual arrests.
sums up the scene at the Marble Arch camp on the Saturday, where Sue captured the ill boding figure looming over us. Sydney recorded the moment at Oxford Circus on the Saturday when Police surrounded the iconic Pink Boat, ready to haul it away amidst mourning later that day.
To support Extinction Rebellion
Show the Extinction Rebellion video/slideshow to friends, neighbours and communities who can choose how they can rebel against the “5% chance that temperature rises above 5˚C, by 2050 which could cause human extinction.”
Support Extinction Rebellion and join with members across the world for International Rebellion Week starting 15th April 2019.
Learn about the importance of the ‘Paris pledges‘ and demand that the UK stops subsidising fossil fuels immediately, prioritises all means of decarbonisation above short term pressures and offers the most ambitious pledges possible to the UN Climate Summit on 23rd Sept 2019.
Bloomberg’s carbon clock has a constant countdown towards the catastrophic 450pmm concentration of CO2 and CO2 equivalent in our atmosphere. MCC shows the ‘carbon budget’ and time left to avoid global heating of 2˚C, with a much shorter time by clicking 1.5˚C scenario button.
The world’s leading climate scientists, in a special report for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), have warned that there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C. Meanwhile the Governments of the World arrive at the 2018 Conference of the Parties COP24 in Katowice, amidst praise of coal and failure to agree ambitious actions – Guardian Dec 2018.