25 January 2020
14:00 - 16:00
Garnethill Multicultural Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Extinction Rebellion Glasgow
Inspired by XR Scotland’s Rig Rebellion 2.0, the two week campaign targeting the fossil fuel industry and the institutions which prop it up? Well, the rig being scaled in Dundee’s Harbour and last week’s blockade of Shell HQ Aberdeen was only the beginning.
Here’s why #RigRebellion2 happened https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQX_N4z4Gew
Come along this weekend to the first XR Scotland open North Sea Oil & Gas Strategy meeting. We are taking them on, we are holding them accountable, we are levelling up our campaign – and we need you to take part.
We must make a planned and organised transition away from oil and gas happen – and fast. And we need the workers to ask for it.
With the big climate summit COP just around the corner in Glasgow, transitioning away from North Sea Oil & Gas needs to be on everyone’s radar.
Nearly 75% of UK’s greenhouse gases originate in the oil and gas pumped from under the North Sea. The UK industry and Government plan is business as usual – produce a further 20 billion barrels between now and 2050.
If this plan is duplicated world wide – and why shouldn’t it – there is no chance of averting climate catastrophe. All current evidence shows life will be cut short or diminished for many humans and that there will be a severe reduction in bio-abundance and biodiversity as far as other species are concerned.
Oil workers have a crucial role to play if there is to be a fair and ‘just’ transition to renewable energy in the UK, and the start to global resistance to fossil fuel production. They can’t however have a veto on future actions. It’s all our grandchildren’s futures that are threatened.
Those already experiencing climate chaos in the global south, world leaders and climate activists will be in Glasgow in November for COP26. They need to be looking towards Aberdeen and the North Sea and thinking about their own fossil fuel industries.