A group of grandparents and elders in Bristol and South Gloucestershire have just launched their website. You can check it out by clicking here. We think that it's wonderful! Have a little listen to what they say about their what's and their why's...
Our focus is particularly upon Climate Change because it is a world-wide issue, with enormous risks to the safety and well-being of future generations, the poorest peoples and many other life-forms. The more we have learned, the more we have become disturbed about what is happening and about the inadequate response of Government, business and media; even though the evidence from the UN, the World Bank and the International Energy Agency is crystal-clear that climate change is caused by the overuse of fossil-fuels.
We, like many other citizens, are sometimes overwhelmed by the enormity of the issues. This grandparents' and elders' group is a special place for sharing concerns and translating them into action. We hope that others will do the same in their own locality and become a part of the world-wide movement for action to halt the destruction which is occurring.
The current focus for dialogue and action by Grandparents for a Safe Earth is upon the investments by UK Banks in fossil-fuels. The website gives the evidence for this. E.g. one startling statement from the World Development Movement is that the total annual CO2 emissions from RBS Bank's worldwide investments in fossil-fuels is 1.6 times the annual emissions of the UK