A new group has been formed in Lewes to promote the “urgent need” to move away from fossil fuels.
Keep It In the Ground Sussex (KIIGS) was created in response to a talk given by Guardian journalist Duncan Clark in Lewes.
In his talk based on his recent book The Burning Question, Clark explained that the world can only burn less than half of known fossil fuel reserves if global warming is to stay within the critical two degree limit agreed by nations at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009.
KIIGS is hoping to spread awareness of encouraging individuals, business and energy companies to move away from fossil fuels and to invest in clean, renewable energy.
Co-founder Ann Link said: “The recent floods across the UK have shown what a marginal rise in global mean temperatures can do. If we are to avoid further devastation then the message to keep fossil fuels untouched and establish a global limit on carbon emissions is now absolutely critical.”