As a writer, I know how powerful words are. Here are some particularly potent words from Rise Up’s Extinction Rebellion website.
“From the 31 October citizens of this country will commit repeated acts of disruptive, non-violent civil disobedience. There will be mass arrests.
We demand the UK declares a state of emergency, takes action to create a zero carbon economy by 2025, and creates a national assembly of ordinary people to decide what our zero carbon future will look like.
We are willing to make personal sacrifices. We are prepared to be arrested and to go to prison. We will lead by example, to inspire similar actions around the world. This requires a global effort but we believe it must begin in the UK, today, where the industrial revolution began.
We will not be led quietly to annihilation by the elites and politicians. We will fight their genocidal behaviour with honour, resilience, and peace, in the spirit of all those who fought for our freedoms before us. We call on everyone, regardless of your political beliefs to join us in fighting for our nation and life on earth.”
I’m prepared to use my voice, as a very small business, to help bring about change. How about you?
The planet itself isn’t at risk. Earth will do fine without us. But if governments continue to sit on their backsides and let climate change happen, we won’t be fine. Nor will our children, or our fellow creatures. If you care enough to add your voice to the good fight, join Extinction Rebellion here.