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Sustainable Frome monthly meeting for May: How will The COVID-19 crisis affect the Climate Crisis?
Thursday, May 7 @ 8:05 pm - 9:30 pm
As normal meetings are still not possible you are invited to another online version using Zoom. You should have received the link in the latest (May) newsletter; if not please contact us for the link.
The meeting will get started a little after 8pm, to allow time for the Clap for Carers at 8.
This will be a chance to catch up with other SF members and to find out what’s been going on and whats plans we have. The main topic for discussion will be:
How will The COVID-19 crisis affect the Climate Crisis, with particular reference to Frome?
How can we use the effects of, and lessons from the current situation to inform and encourage local resilience and sustainability? Anna Francis will talk about what the Town Council is doing and planning around this idea.
The worry is that people will look for comfort by rushing back to what they know, and that governments will be so desperate to get us out of the inevitable recession that they will fall back on the outdated obsession with growth and GDP.
Or maybe the shock has burst our complacent bubble, maybe we’ll be more ready for change, more up for fighting a common enemy, more aware of how dependent we are on the rest of nature.
George Monbiot’s thoughts on this can be heard on Radio 4’s Inside Science 16th April. https://www.bbc.co.uk/