Half a dozen Bath Quakers participated in a Bath “Climate Crisis” event Sat 13 July organised by our local MP Wera Hobhouse. Speakers set out the urgency of the situation, balanced with practical optimism that we have the ability, should we find the will, to become “zero carbon Britain” within a short number of years.
We heard from keynote speakers Molly Scott Cato MEP and Paul Allen from the Centre for Alternate Technology, from young climate strikers, and from Bath & NE Somerset Council’s new Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency Cllr Sarah Warren and Community Sustainability Manager Jane Wildblood.
The CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain project sets out how we could have a sustainable future based on renewables.
Several Bath Quakers have made an active contribution to the community response to the climate crisis, including working to get the council to declare climate emergency and co-founding the Bath & West Community Energy co-op.
LibDem MP Wera Hobhouse had as keynote speaker our Green MEP Molly Scott Cato.
The event drew a full audience of climate-concerned delegates to the Uni of Bath theatre.
Bath & NE Somerset’s new Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency is Cllr Sarah Warren.
Young people from the Bath Youth Climate Alliance has been active in bringing climate protest to the heart of the city.