Time Is Now Tour

August 30, 2019

The Time Is Now tour is part of Extinction Rebellion (XR) UK’s working group national tour to reach as many people across the country ahead of the Autumn Rebellion starting October 7th.

THE TIME IS NOW to act on climate change by politicians, corporations, organizations and individuals. Climate change is moving faster than we are. If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.

Join us on Sept 1st at Chelmsford’s Cramphorn Theatre for a talk by Mike Lynch White, XR International Actions Coordinator. Originally born in Stock, Mike has Essex roots and has since immersed himself in coordinating international actions for XR.
There will also be talks from Sophia Cheng of XR Chelmsford, and Cliff Jordan from XR Colchester, who between them will cover the scientific consensus of the climate crisis and the upcoming Extinction Rebellion autumn uprising.

“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-focused lifestyles”, warned by UN Secretary General’s remarks in 2018.

Enormous benefits await humankind if we can rise to the climate challenge. The argument – usually from vested interests – that tackling climate change is expensive and could harm economic growth is hogwash. In fact, the opposite is true.

We are experiencing huge economic losses due to climate change. By 2030, the loss of productivity caused by a hotter world could cost the global economy 2 trillion dollars.
The New Climate Economy’s 2018 Report finds that ambitious climate action could bring a USD 26 trillion boost to the global economy between now and 2030. It can also deliver more than 65 million new low carbon jobs globally (equivalent to the combined workforce of Egypt and the UK today) and avoid over 700,000 premature deaths in 2030.

The talk takes place at Chelmsford’s Cramphorn Theatre on Sunday 1 September. Doors open at 18:00 for an 18:15 start. As well as the talks, there will be an opportunity to chat with members of Extinction Rebellion Chelmsford and find out what is happening locally with XR.

Admission free – booking advised.
BSL Interpreter will be present.
The Cramphorn theatre is wheelchair accessible.
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For interviews and further information contact:
XR Chelmsford Press Team media@xrchelmsford.org; Indrani Gajjarapu 07400074000