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Extinction Rebellion group take to Inverness High Street to discuss climate change


By Imogen James

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EXR members Dominic Thierry, Simon MacLardie, Adam Pellant and Finlay Ross invite passersby to come to big table. Picture: Gary Anthony
EXR members Dominic Thierry, Simon MacLardie, Adam Pellant and Finlay Ross invite passersby to come to big table. Picture: Gary Anthony

Highlands and Islands Extinction Rebellion (XR) members took to the streets of Inverness on Saturday to discuss the climate emergency.

The group decided to host the event to coincide with a week of action planned by Extinction Rebellion in London.

At the Pink Table event, four volunteers from the group aimed to provide outreach to members of the public, encouraging people to think more about the environment.

XR members found the public to be engaged with them.

A spokesman for the group said: “Most of the people who engaged with us are very concerned about climate warming and like us are very concerned that we are heading for a catastrophic future due to the lack of emergency action and policies of economic growth from our governments.

“Current pledges from government and industry will mean we would be reaching 2.4 degrees [more] which is way above the safe limit set in the Paris agreement in 2015.

“But the actual policies in place from governments mean we are on a trajectory towards 2.9 degrees with a worse case scenario of 4 degrees by the end of the century, which I’m sure most people would regard as an unacceptable legacy to leave for our young.

“At that temperature we would not be able to continue to live as we do.

“We will be present on the High Street again.”


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