XRNB: Work together on the climate emergency NOW plus invite to meeting

1 September 2021

Work together to force governments to act on the climate emergency NOW! 

Hello everyone,

My name is Doug Swain. I’ve been a member of Extinction Rebellion New Brunswick (XRNB) since April 2019. I’m writing to you because we are at a critical stage in the climate crisis. The 2018 IPCC report stated that we needed to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by about 50%  globally by 2030 to  avoid a high probability of unstoppable runaway climate change. Three years out of the 12-year window have already passed and GHG emissions continue to rise in Canada.

Now the latest report concludes that the 2018 report was too optimistic, and greater and sooner reductions in GHG emissions are now needed (XR would say that we need net-zero by 2025). But Canada hasn’t even started to address the 2018 target of ~50% reductions by 2030.

Scientists have warned about global warming for over 30 years but governments have failed to act. Now they must take strong action immediately. In my view, governments will only start to address the climate emergency with the required urgency if 10s of 1000s of people are marching repeatedly in the streets across the country. I don’t think that this will happen until the many climate action, environmental and just transition groups act together to mobilise these numbers. So I am writing to you to see whether your group would consider working together with like-minded groups to make this happen. I have set up a Zoom meeting on September 15 for us to discuss this. The link and details are below.

Also, if you want to give this a try before our meeting, there will be an opprtunity on Wednesday Sep 8 in Saint John. On Sep 8, 350.org is organizing marches or rallies across Canada to demand a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion, including stopping existing expansion projects, and an urgent and robust just transition plan that leaves no one behind and moves us past fossil fuels. For further details and sign-up google ‘350.org/still-on-fire/’

Thanks you for your consideration.

Doug Swain
Extinction Rebellion New Brunswick.


Invitation to work together in the fight for action on the climate emergency
Topic: WorkTogether
Time: Sep 15, 2021 07:00 PM AST
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Meeting ID: 889 5446 3889
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