A Global Climate Strike event is to be held in Spalding's Market Place on Friday
Environmental campaigners are planning to take over a part of Spalding town centre tomorrow for a time of strike action.
Global Climate Strike will see protestors meet peacefully in Market Place from 11.30am until 1pm in order to raise awareness of changing weather patterns around the world.
The strike event is in support of Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg whose warnings about climate change and global warning inspired the School Strike for Climate movement which has been backed by organisations, such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and the TUC (Trades Union Congress).
South Lincolnshire Green Party is behind the Global Climate Strike event in Spalding and organiser Martin Blake said: “Across Europe we are seeing temperature records set in most years, as well as more and more catastrophic floods.
“In just one day last month, the Greenland ice cap lost a staggering 13 billion tonnes of ice but, when it comes to taking decisive action to halt the heating up of our planet, leaders all over the world continue to kick the can down the road.
“Global Climate Strike events will be taking place all over the world on Friday, with the aim of bringing ordinary people together to demand radical and urgent action to tackle climate change.
“In the UK, the demands of environmental campaigners include the rapid decarbonisation of the economy, the protection and restoration of our natural environment and sustainable investment targeted where it will do most to tackle inequality and deprivation.
“But we are running out of time, which is why we hope that as many people from across our area as possible will gather in Spalding’s Market Place from 11.30am until 1pm on Friday to voice their concerns about the lack of action to tackle climate change.
“It will be one of many such events happening across the country on the day to urge leaders to recognise the growing crisis and show that they care about the kind of world we will be leaving behind for the generations to come.”
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