Rob Jones

Extinction Rebellion (E.R.) campaigners have a trio of central demands for the UK government – and, they are: To tell the truth about climate change; to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2025; and to create a citizens’ assembly to oversee progress and monitor any changes.

Those at the core of E.R. say that the climate crisis is such that even major carbon cutting plans will be insufficient. Dr Gail Bradbrook, a co-founder of the organisation states: “This is not the time to be realistic, this is the time for humanity to completely change course,” and she also confirmed that: “This is not about fiddling around the edges, and adding a few solar panels to a few roofs; we have left it so late that we have to step up in a semi-miraculous way to deal with this situation.”

The movement has taken to the streets and tied to sway politicians who have been criticised for ignoring facts and failing to put our bees, fields and hills first. E.R. activist Kasper will lead a discussion on a 21st century problem at Tonypandy Library as part of the Cultural Chapter session on Tuesday, November 5, 10.30 to 12.30am. The first hour will be a book club gathering where folk will discuss their reading experiences and there will also be some chat about local history – and then the guest speaker will lead the session.

Everyone is welcome to attend these free popular fortnightly gatherings – call 01443 432251.