The Talk: Heading for Extinction and What To Do About It
Thurs 11th July, 7pm – The Octagon, Hull
Walker Street, Hull HU3 2RA Googlemap here.
Sound The Alarm: Mass Die-In + Bike Ride
Sat 29th June, 11am-4pm – Victoria Sq, Hull
Climate change campaigners lie on the ground in Queen Victoria Square in huge demonstration – Hull Daily Mail
“Extinction Rebellion is calling on the Government to take immediate action on the climate and ecological crisis”
Hull Rebels Ring the Alarm on the Climate & Ecological Emergency
You are invited to dress in black, and bring a bell
Stall, information, art & die in
+ a short, leisurely bicycle ride around the city centre
NVDA Training (Non-Violent Direct Action)
Sun 23rd June, 10am-4pm
RSPCA Centre, Clough Road, Hull HU6 7PE
Free. More information and book your place here.
Drax Protest at Humber Renewables Awards
Thurs 13th June, 6:30-8pm – Country Park Inn, Cliff Road, Hessle Foreshore HU13 0HB
Help expose Drax Plc as a totally undeserving candidate for the Humber Renewables Awards.
Drax Power Station is the single greatest emitter of carbon dioxide in the UK, burning more wood than any other plant in the world, as well as continuing to burn coal. It is clear cutting biodiverse forests in the southern US, and shipping the wood pellets half way around the world, which is even worse for the climate than coal. And it has applied to build the biggest gas power station in the UK, which would increase demand for fracked gas and lock us in to fossil fuels for decades.
And yet it has been nominated in 2 categories at the Humber Renewables Awards.
An event showcasing and celebrating renewables in our region is great.
Nominating Drax is a disgrace, which makes a mockery of the whole event.
DRAX PLC: A TERRIBLE CANDIDATE FOR THE HUMBER RENEWABLES AWARDS – Biofuelwatch UK
Humber Renewables Awards: All the finalists for 2019 – Hull Daily Mail
Humber Renewables Awards – Reach Events
West Newton Wellsite Visit
Sat 1st June, 11am
Meet at 10am in front of Hull Truck Theatre (just a couple of buildings up Beverley Rd from the interchange)
to cycle together in a group, or to lift-share in cars.
Full details about West Newton wellsite, including the precise location, are here.
It’s about an hour’s bicycle ride, just off the Transpennine Cycleway, halfway to Hornsea.
XR Hull Gathering
An opportunity to find out more about Extinction Rebellion here in Hull.
Thurs 25th April, 7pm – Ye Olde White Harte, Hull city centre
Plotting Palour, upstairs at Ye Olde White Harte
25 Silver Street, Hull HU1 1JG
If you’ve not been before, it’s one of Hull’s greatest & oldest pubs, accessed via a short alley just off the main shopping street in the old town.
Barclays: Stop Funding Climate Chaos
- Since the Paris climate deal Barclays has poured a staggering $85bn in to fossil fuels
Hull rebels held a protest demanding that Barclays Bank stops investing in fossil fuels and calling on the government to take urgent action on climate breakdown.
The group daubed the Barclays King Edward Street branch in chalk spray with the words ‘Climate Emergency’ and ‘Stop Funding Climate Breakdown’.
“This was a peaceful protest to highlight a bank that is using the public’s money to fund expansion of the fossil fuel industry.
This is no longer acceptable. Barclays is one of the world’s worst banks for funding fossil fuels. Since the Paris Climate agreement it has poured $85 billion into fossil fuels.
Barclays is funding the flooding of Hull, the collapse of our food systems, and destroying our children’s future.
We need urgent action, by Barclays to join the growing movement pulling out of fossil fuels, and by the government to address the climate crisis, as time is running out”.
A new reprt by Banktrack found:
“Barclays, the top European banker of fracking and coal, leads as the worst European bank, with $85 billion poured into fossil fuels and $24 billion into expansion.”
Alison Kirsch, Climate and Energy Lead Researcher at Rainforest Action Network, one of the report’s publishers said:
“Alarming is an understatement. This report is a red alert. The massive scale at which global banks continue to pump billions of dollars into fossil fuels is flatly incompatible with a liveable future. It’s an insult to logic, to science and to humanity that since the groundbreaking Paris Climate Agreement, financing for fossil fuels continues to rise. If banks don’t rapidly phase out their support for dirty energy, planetary collapse from man-made climate change is not just probable – it is imminent.”