The Government is not alerting us to the scale of the impacts from climate change that will increasingly be forcing disruptive changes on our lives. Only with this knowledge will there be enough general public support to make the large-scale changes necessary to help protect things for the younger generation.
They are making their voices heard increasingly around the globe as they wake up to the urgency about the threats to their future.
The media also has a responsibility to help share the truth of what is facing us: what David Attenborough called “a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years … If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”
In my small town – Marlborough – I have started, and plan to continue, to use different ways to help people understand what we are facing, and hope that they will then demand action. I placed a Climate Crisis banner on our Town Hall last week and today [February 22], have stuck leaflets around the high street.
Others can do likewise…across our county!