Fossil Fools Day

Roll up, roll up! The climate circus is in town.

Confronted with melting ice caps, unprecedented species extinction, droughts and extreme weather, climate change threatens our very survival.

Whatever we consume – food, clothes, housing, agriculture, transportation, technology, holidays – almost all of our consumption is dependent on the continuous use of fossil fuels. The climate crisis is actually the crisis of consumerism. More than three-quarters of the world’s forests have already been cleared to feed our consumerism, and still there is no halt. Every year a further area, the size of Austria, is cleared of virgin forests from the Amazon to Indonesia, so that we can keep consuming.

In keeping with this, Leamington Rising Tide have decided to tackle the planned development of Clarendon Arcade. The development will not only strike a blow against local traders and increase car journeys but will have irreversible consequences for the environment as increased consumption leads to increased emissions.
With this in mind we are planning a fun march with a clown theme in Leamington town centre to show that we reject the proposed Clarendon Arcade and the impact it will have on our town, our roads and the environment. There will also be a bike ride to accompany the march.

Please join us at 12 noon outside Bath Place with a fancy dress theme of Fossil Fools (clowns, jesters etc). WE NEED AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO SHOW THAT LEAMINGTON AND THE PLANET DOES NOT WANT OR NEED A NEW ARCADE