YOUTH Strike 4 Climate Change returns to Redditch this Friday at the Town Hall and local Green Party candidate Claire Davies is urging people to show their support for Planet Earth.
The call comes in the week that the United Nations said more needed to be done to avoid global warming by more than 1.5 degrees Centigrade.
In it’s annual report it showed that even if all the current promises to cut emissions are kept the world’s temperature will rise by more than double that amount by 2100.
Claire said: “There is a lot of hot air coming from the other candidates but no one is prepared to take action on this.
“CO2 levels are at their highest and still rising and we have got to be doing so much more.”
A by-product is rising sea levels which are already threatening vulnerable communities around the world and could soon be hitting Britain.
2019 is already on course to be in the top three warmest years on record.
“Sea levels are rising and areas like the east coast of England, the south coast, London, Liverpool and Manchester are all under threat.
“Brexit can come and go, but climate change is something we are going to be living with from now on.
“The key question is what sort of an impart it will have on us.”
Also standing in Redditch at the election are Dr Bruce Horton (Lib Dem) Rachel Maclean (Conservative) and Rebecca Jenkins (Labour).