On the weekend of an international strike called by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, residents of the Upper Cape will stage demonstrations to raise awareness about the local impacts of climate disruption.
On Saturday, September 21 from 11 AM to noon, residents concerned about climate change will hold a dispersed demonstration at four sites in downtown Falmouth vulnerable to sea level rise. Find us at:
Clinton Road (near the Clam Shack) three feet of rise above current mean high water by 2040)
Surf Drive at Oyster Pond (four feet of rise by 2050)
Falmouth Mall (four feet of rise by 2050)
Falmouth’s Village Green (eight feet of rise from Siders Pond by 2100)
Demonstrators will call on state and local representatives to include net zero carbon emissions and climate adaptation in future planning, including the Cape Cod Commission’s 2020 Regional Policy Plan. The Falmouth demonstrations, organized by Engage Falmouth, 350 Cape Cod, the Coalition for Social Justice, Move to Remove, and the Upper Cape Cod Women’s Coalition, will coincide with similar events taking place in Sandwich, Truro, Barnstable and Dennis, and in churches across the Cape.