In Britain, the London City Airport shut down flights this morning after nine Black Lives Matter activists locked themselves together on the runway to protest the climate change impact of air travel on black people worldwide. In a series of tweets sent out by Black Lives Matter UK this morning, the group highlighted how many majority black nations in Africa are most impacted by climate change, even though majority white nations, like Britain, are most responsible for causing climate change. The protesters erected a tripod and chained themselves together, delaying flights for hours, before being arrested. This is a clip of a video put out by Black Lives Matter UK explaining the protest.
Speaker 1: “The U.K. is the biggest per-capita contributor to global temperature change and the least vulnerable.”
Speaker 2: “According to the UNHCR, by 2050, there will be 200 million climate refugees.”
Speaker 3: “Seven out of 10 of the countries most affected by climate change are in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
Speaker 4: “Climate crisis is a racist crisis.”