Auckland Regional Councillor, Robyn Hughes is determined to save the planet from Global Warming. She’s pretty fired up about our imperilled planet and she’s not scared to break the law to save us from ourselves.
Robyn Hughes recently sent out this email invitation.
To the chair & my fellow councillors of the Auckland Regional Council, and to the mayors and councillors of Auckland, Manukau, Waitakere and North Shore cities
ClimAction, a recently-formed climate change action coalition, is calling a climate change carnival and debate in Auckland at 1pm on Saturday, 4 November.
ClimAction participants will convene at Aotea Square, then move into the middle of Queen St in order to promote public debate and action on climate change.
We believe that peaceful civil disobedience, in the tradition of Martin Luther King, is necessary to build the social consensus for decisive action on climate change, the human survival issue of the 21st century.
ClimAction is flagging in advance its intention to convene for a few hours in the middle of Queen St, near Aotea Square, so that motorists can avoid this section of road without hassles.
We believe that mobilising public opinion against climate change is more important than blindly obeying road rules. Anyway, if far more decisive action is not taken on climate change, Queen St looks certain to be flooded within the next century, and then we will be swimming downtown, not abiding by road rules.
The epidemic growth of cars on our roads is one of the major contributors to climate change. ClimAction is therefore pressing for “free and frequent public transport” as a positive local alternative.
I was elected to the Auckland Regional Council on the RAM (Residents Action Movement) ticket. Over the last few years, RAM has been campaigning for “free and frequent buses” across our region, a call that has been meeting with growing public sympathy. So I embrace ClimAction’s call for “free and frequent public transport“.
ClimAction also believes that “Kyotro is not enough“, and is calling for “system change, not climate change“. We must make radical social changes if humanity and other species are to survive the unprecedented chaos of climate change.