This year, the world has witnessed rising temperatures, severe water crisis, melting glaciers, immense flooding, forest fires, and several other results of climate change which are nothing but signals given by nature asking us to mend our ways. Still, there are authorities who are willing to put our environment at risk in the name of urban development.
The government of UK has given a green signal for cutting down a country park called Rimrose Valley in Liverpool in order to build a bypass. To stop authorities from demolishing such a beautiful park, a 34-year-old woman has taken a drastic step to change their minds.
The woman, Kate Cunningham, got married to one of the trees and had a full-fledged wedding She went on to invite the entire town of Litherland, the place where the park is located! She changed her name to Kate Rose Elder – a name after the species of the tree she got married to. She hopes that this would halt the government’s plan of building a bypass.
According to sources, Kate has been an activist and has been a part of several environmental protests. However, she feels that it attracts enough attention from people.
“I want people to engage with the campaign and raise questions about the destruction of our green space. There are plenty of local people who aren’t even aware of what is happening,” she said.
“Plans to bulldoze this beautiful place for yet another busy road makes no sense and are an attack on our health. There is already too much pollution in our region and we desperately need a solution which addresses this; not one which will make it even worse,” she added.
She went on to reveal that even her boyfriend was supportive of her decision. In fact, he helped her arrange props for the wedding!
If only authorities could realise the kind of climatic crisis our planet is going through, people wouldn’t have to take such steps!