Climate rebels take over Station Square

Extinction Rebellion Oban raises climate crisis awareness in Station Square at start of Twelve days of crisis campaign leading up to the General Election.

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Extinction Rebellion Oban took over Station Square on Sunday at the start of a ‘Twelve Days of Crisis’ campaign.

In the lead up to the General Election, the group are saying whoever gets the vote on December 12 will be the last Government who can act and hope to make a difference to the climate and ecological crisis facing people.

Other XR rebel groups across the UK have also been taking action as part of the latest wake-up campaign.

‘In the UK, floods are destroying people’s lives. Millions of tonnes of crops are rotting in drowned fields and the price of staple goods are set to rise. Australia and California have suffered excruciating wildfires and large parts of India are recovering from a crippling drought. Here in Scotland, Britain’s longest-lasting snow patch, the Sphinx in the Cairngorms melted for the second year in a row, an unprecedented event. Last year the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Living Planet Report found that 60 per cent of all wildlife on our planet has been destroyed in the last 45 years due to human activity. This is all happening now, in our life times,’ said a spokeswoman for XR Oban.