Climate crisis activists Extinction Rebellion (XR) held a âdie-inâ at banks in Bury yesterday to protest against the banking sectorâs role in climate and ecological destruction.
XR Bury St Edmunds member Laura Fellows said:
âGlobally, banks have financed fossil fuels with Â£1.5 trillion since the Paris Agreement was adopted, with financing on the rise each year. Burning fossil fuels is a major cause of the man-made climate emergency we find ourselves in, and our banks should be divesting, not investing in the industry.â
…âThe air we breathe, the water we drink, the earth we plant in, the food we eat, and the beauty and diversity of nature that nourishes our psychological well-being, all are being corrupted and compromised by the political and economic systems that promote and support our modern, consumer-focussed lifestyles. Today we are targeting the banks to highlight the role they play in thisâ
Photos Credit – XR Bury St Edmunds