We are raising funds to help us, as a local group, in our efforts to assist the global movement against the climatic and ecological catastrophe unfolding before our eyes.
We want to inform as many people as possible in Brecon and the surrounding areas of the real facts of the climate and ecological crises. This costs money in the form of venue hire, paper and printing costs, transport, books, equipment, as well as supporting activists putting themselves on the line for us all. Everyone in the group provides their time and effort voluntarily.
We would also like to develop a supportive network to help the public understand and cope emotionally with the knowledge of the climate and ecological crises and the growing effects that it will have on them. We want to organise further public events to help achieve this goal but, again, this will cost money.
Additionally, of course, we are hoping that people will join us in this fight to influence environmental policy, so creating a better future for the whole planet.
The Extinction Rebellion website provides the following information:
We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.
The air we breathe, the water we drink, the earth we plant in, the food we eat, and the beauty and diversity of nature that nourishes our psychological well-being, all are being corrupted and compromised by the political and economic systems that promote and support our modern, consumer-focussed lifestyles.
We must act while we still can. What we are seeing now is nothing compared to what could come.
Effects on global human society, if the climate and ecological emergency is not addressed in time, may spiral out of control.
- Sea level rise
- Water shortage
- Crop failure
- Extreme weather
- Millions displaced
- Increased risk of wars and conflicts
But our leaders are failing in their duty to act on our behalf. Our current systems of governance are compromised by a focus on profits and economic growth. Politicians can be influenced by lobbies of powerful corporations and the media are hampered by vested interest of corporate advertisers undermining our democratic values.
We have run out of the luxury of time to react incrementally.
We must radically and immediately begin reducing emissions and improving carbon absorption, drawing it down and locking it up again.
Only a peaceful planet-wide mobilisation of the scale of World War II will give us a chance to avoid the worst case scenarios and restore a safe climate.
The task before us is daunting but big changes have happened before.
Let’s make a better world.