Just Stop Oil Spray 5 MORE universities
Today’s targets were University College London, Birmingham, Sussex, Falmouth and Exeter Universities. These are the kind of actions that has given Just Stop Oil a 90% name recognition in the UK, and the reason that the November actions are becoming so hotly anticipated. Amidst all the commotion, it’s important to remember that these are real people at the end of the day. They are making real sacrifices, for their future, and everyone else's. Let’s hope the future starts to make sense soon, because if they don’t succeed, the future looks very bleak.
Arthur Clifton, 22, London, said, “Universities are supposed to develop and protect their students and young people, but instead they are sending us into the furnace. The academic research has been done, and it could not be clearer. If these institutions listened to their own staff, they would know how crucial it is that we immediately halt all new oil and gas licences. Instead, they accept millions in funding from oil and gas corporations.” Arthur painted the University College London.
Oscar, 20, said, “I didn’t go to a University. I personally couldn’t see the point in it when I knew how bad things were, and what was coming. Before this, I wanted to be a teacher, before getting involved, that was my plan. And the government, with its constant disregard for the futures of young people, has taken that dream away from me. I’ve joined Just Stop Oil, and I’m taking action.”
Holly, illustrator, said, “This University has a duty of care to its students, and it’s completely failed us. I’m an Alumni at Falmouth University, and by enacting business as usual they are complicit in what the government is doing, licensing new gas and oil in this country. I’m desperate and I feel the need to act. I’m so angry at the lack of action. We’ve had over 40 years to act on this and I don’t know what else to do. I wish there were another way. We’d like you to join us. Join us in civil resistance on the streets of London this November.”
Harrison, University of Birmingham, “We need to Just Stop Oil. There is no future in new oil and gas licenses. It needs to go. The world can’t continue like this. Stand up and fight.”
The fifth University, Exeter, was painted by Ethan Paul, hitting Exeter for the second day in a row.
Bonus math section below.
If you are a numbers person, which I am, you are wondering if this was some kind of mathmatical sequence, and it does fit a Fibonacci sequence, actually.
Fibonacci Sequence goes 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8,
Oct 9th, 1 University Painted
Oct 9th, 1 + 0 = 1 Total Universities Painted
Oct 10th, 2 Universities Painted
Oct 10th, 1+2 = 3 Total Universities Painted
Oct 11th, 5 Universities Painted
Oct 11th, 3+5 = 8 Total Universities Painted.
As the Fibonacci sequence is one of the most famous in mathematics, it's hard to imagine this is a coincidence. No doubt this was to raise the awareness of the exponential nature of climate change.
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