July was the world’s hottest month on record.
As tens of millions of people suffer the effects of the climate crisis globally, local activists will be taking to the streets in Cork City this weekend to demand that the Irish Government play its part, help those in the most affected regions, and protect Ireland in the future.
A coalition of organisations is preparing for a climate action rally taking place at 1pm on Grand Parade this Saturday, August 21st, 2021.
“Climate change is already devastating lives across the planet and Ireland is becoming increasingly affected.” said a spokesperson for the group.
“Climate action is for everyone, children and adults, all political or religious beliefs, all nationalities, because as confirmed by the latest IPCC report no single person’s life will be untouched. Cork, Dublin and many other areas in Ireland will be flooded by 2050 as illustrated by coastal.climatecentral.org.
“While green choices such as cutting meat and flying help, scientists are saying that deep systemic changes are needed immediately to prevent climate catastrophe.”
The rally comes in the lead-up to the Fridays for Future global climate strike day: September 24th: “Uproot the System”. Extinction Rebellion Cork will be organising additional rallies and actions for climate justice in the coming months.