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 by the Human values behind our political and economic systems and consumer-focussed lifestyles.
The effects of climate and ecological disruption that we are experiencing now are nothing compared to what could come.
We are unprepared for the danger our future holds. We face floods, wildfires, extreme weather, crop failure, mass displacement and the breakdown of Society.
The time for denial is over.
It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We are in a life or death situation of our own making. We must act now. We must act while we still can. We have run out of the luxury of time to react incrementally.
We must stop the harm we are causing the natural World that is pushing other species to the point of extinction.
If we do not address the causes of climate change in time, communities across the World face multiple intensifying climate hazards that pose a broad threat to humanity.
Conventional approaches of voting, lobbying, petitions and protest have failed because powerful political and economic interests prevent change.
Our strategy is therefore one of non-violent, disruptive civil disobedience – a rebellion.
- Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
- Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
- Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.