Animal Rebellion, Smithfield Market

Extinction Rebellion is not about the “environment”, it’s about us. People, humans, homo sapiens.

The science on climate change is clear. If we don’t make drastic changes very soon then crop failures, floods, droughts, wildfires, species loss, deforestation, land disappearing beneath the sea and millions of refugees fleeing from all of the above will make life in the future very difficult indeed. In some places, it will become impossible.

If we carry on treating the Earth as a dustbin and each other with disrespect, the future is bleak.

So I support people like David Attenborough, Caroline Lucas, Greta Thunberg, Michael Mann and Katherine Heyhoe who call for change. And I support groups like Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace and Client Earth who are campaigning for change.

We need to:

Stop new fossil fuel licencing and exploration

Stop roadbuilding

Drastically reduce meat consumption

Make sustainable mass transit systems cheaper and easier than cars or aircraft.

Stop trucking food for hundreds of miles before it reaches the shop

Reduce our consumption of stuff

That’s just for starters. It’s vital and we need to Act Now.