The 22nd Century could begin with a worldwide humanitarian crisis – the largest event of enforced human migration in history. Coastal cities worldwide would face a predicted sea level rise of 3ft during the 21st Century, caused by slowly melting ice sheets, together with a creeping expansion of the ocean as it warms. The sea level could be high enough by 2100 to destroy ports and flood hinterlands. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’
5 major mass extinctions
Angus Satow, co-founder of leftwing grassroots environmental group Labour for a “green new deal”, told the Guardian: “We desperately need groups like XR to highlight the political and economic actors that are driving this climate crisis. Many of the big ideas that were being discussed in relation to the climate crisis when the coronavirus hit seem to have been forgotten by politicians who are scrabbling to get us back to a normal that will be disastrous. … [Read more...] about Extinction Rebellion: how successful were the latest protests?
It's something that has long infuriated me: try telling that to the people living in poverty in the Punjab. They want clean water, but they also want laptops. In short, they want what we here in the West have had for a long time — and it is rank hypocrisy for those of us who have benefited from the comfortable advances in technology in recent years to suggest they can't have it. … [Read more...] about Police manage to tackle 30 topless women Extinction Rebellion chained to Parliament in just two hours – despite needing 12 hours to move in when they disrupted newspaper print works
To reclassify it in such terms would be to risk making martyrs of its misguided leaders. More seriously still, it might be seen to create a precedent that, when the Government disapproves of people exercising their right of free speech, they can be redesignated as criminals. … [Read more...] about ‘Press are worse than the Nazis’: Independent newspaper columnist who masterminded Extinction Rebellion blockade of printworks says ‘this is like World War Two and you guys are on the other side’
"Whilst, I am proud to live in a country which upholds people's rights to peacefully protest, I am also proud to live in a country which supports a free press. Extinction Rebellion's blockading of prints work was not only a denial of this great British value but an attack on democracy. This authoritarianism should be deeply concerning. Extinction Rebellion wants their way only and will do anything to get there, even if it means blocking an NHS ambulance in the middle of a pandemic. … [Read more...] about There Are 100 Companies Responsible for Climate Change, Activist Says