14 March 2020
15 March 2020
08:00 – 19:00
River Thames, London, UK, London, United Kingdom
XR People Of The River Rise
We stand united against the threat of floods
In the next 80 years, large parts of London could be underwater due to increased rainfall and rising sea levels as the planet heats up. Long before that, regular floods – like those we’ve recently seen around the country – are likely to become the ‘new normal’ for many Londoners.
The Thames Barrier was built to protect us from floods but it’s under increasing pressure and will soon be unable to defend us. Meanwhile, our government remains inactive on the climate crisis.
We are rising up against this criminal failure to protect us. And we stand in solidarity with the millions around the globe already living with the devastating effects of flooding.
In March, Extinction Rebellion London groups will be carrying out a series of actions to raise awareness of the risk of the Thames flooding – and to call on our criminally inactive government to take steps to protect us from the effects of climate breakdown.