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Stamford woman warns of starvation as she launches Extinction Rebellion group

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A Stamford company director says if we don't change our ways on the environment, we will probably starve.

Victoria Valentine is launching a Stamford branch of the environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion and wants people to join her campaign.

The 63-year-old warned: "It's very serious. If we don't act quickly enough we are going to be facing starvation."

Victoria Valentine of Extinction Rebellion (14831410)
Victoria Valentine of Extinction Rebellion (14831410)

Some 97 per cent of climate scientists, she says, believe climate change is happening and as carbon dioxide levels rise further, this will create a 'climate catastrophe.'

Already, 70 per cent of Arctic ice has gone, with the rest by 2022, Africa is facing water shortages, and European food production dropped 20 per cent last year. Lower food production means none spare for the UK to import, as we cannot grow our own food.

Her campaign adds to others protesting about climate change in Stamford as the country faced some very hot weather.

Victoria says the Extinction Rebellion Stamford has created a Facebook group and people can join through it.

Extinction Rebellion will have an outreach stall at the Family Day on St Peter's Green, Stamford, on Saturday August 17.

It will also stage an introductory talk 'Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it' in Stamford on Wednesday September 11. To attend, book using their Facebook site.

Victoria continued: "We will be protesting. We will be joining up with other local groups in London but we need to get the local group up and running first. It's a very democratic organisation, it's up to members to decide."

She also sees no contradiction in a company director being involved in something so radical, saying: "As a human being, it is going to affect everyone."

Victoria has four children but no grandchildren.

She added: "They don't want kids because of the state of the world."

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