People Before Profit to hold climate change seminar

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 13:59 -- Editor

People before Profit have announced that anyone interested in environmental protection is invited to an event next Wednesday the 24th July at 7pm in the Playhouse.  People Before Profit Cllr Shaun Harkin said, "The UN IPCC Report gives us 11 years to avert climate catastrophe. This cannot be done with polite incremental change. The physical needs of people and the planet can't be aligned to an economic model revolving around reckless profiteering and unplanned growth driven by unaccountable corporations and abetted by the political establishment.
 Even with declarations of Climate Emergencies, climate change has never received crisis treatment from our governments - despite the fact it carries the risk of destroying lives on a vastly greater scale than collapsed banks. 
 There are ways of preventing this grim future ahead of us, or at least making it a lot less dire. But it means changing everything. This crisis can be a catalyst for social, political and economic transformation. 
 This public meeting is open to everyoneband we'll hear from speakers involved in various local environmental campaigns including Maeve O'Neill from Zero Waste North West, Claire Thompson from Extinction Rebellion and student climate strike activists Róis Hutton and Dara Morgan.  This is an excellent opportunity for people to learn about the climate crisis and what they can get involved in. Across Ireland people are gearing up for the global climate strike on September 20."