The seas are rising – but so are we! Human wave for action on climate change.
On Saturday 20th April, Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara will be holding a human wave for action on climate change. The wave will be gathering at 11am at Waitangi Park before moving throughout the CBD waterfront at midday.
This is part of an international week of non-violent direct action (NVDA) by Extinction Rebellion (XR) groups around the country and the world.
“We would like to warmly invite everyone who wants to see strong action on climate change to come along and show our leaders that the seas are rising, but so are we,” says Wellington XR spokesperson Dr Sea Rotmann. “Please dress in blue or wear a marine creature costume or your best mermaid/men outfit if you can. This is planned to be a fun, family-friendly event causing some minor disruption.”
“We know people get angry or frustrated when their daily commute or travel gets disrupted,” Dr Rotmann says, “We are not doing this to upset people, but to make a hugely important point about the catastrophe that we are all facing. This minimal disruption is nothing compared to the massive disruption to their, and their children’s lives and lifestyles if we do not take immediate action. Our activism is based on science and the latest State of the Environment Report in New Zealand and IPCC reports, which clearly show that there is no time to waste or we will suffer irrevocable damage to our ecosystems and our society.”