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Global Climate Strike - London Deep Time Walk

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Festival Pier

South Bank

River Thames

London

SE1 8XZ

United Kingdom

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Join a 4.6km Deep Time Walk, journeying through the 4.6 billion year history of our Earth, where each step represents half a million years of Earth history. Offering a unique insight into the evolution of life, planetary self-regulation and climate change, the Deep Time Walk starts at the formation of the solar system and the creation of Earth, and covers significant events in Earth's deep history, including the formation of the Moon, plate tectonics, the dinosaurs and much more. The walk will put into context humanity's rich ancestral heritage and give you an insight into the interconnectedness of life. It will help you comprehend deep time - the vast age of our Earth - and ends with a striking finale where you’ll experience what a minuscule amount of time it has taken for us humans to radically alter the whole planet and threaten the continued functioning of our living world.

Deep time provides "a radical perspective, provoking action not apathy ... [it] is the catalysing context of intergenerational justice; it is what frames the inspiring activism of Greta Thunberg and the school climate-strikers, and the Sunrise campaigners pushing for a Green New Deal in America. A deep-time perspective requires us to consider not only how we will imagine the future, but how the future will imagine us. It asks a version of Jonas Salk’s arresting question: “Are we being good ancestors?” - Robert MacFarlane

Please dress appropriately for this outdoor event including sensible footwear and waterproof clothing.

Meet at Festival Pier (between South Bank Centre and Royal Festival Hall). Please note the pin on the map on this page only shows the rough location - the pier is right on the riverside. We will finish at Tower of London.

For more information on the Deep Time Walk, please visit http://www.deeptimewalk.org

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