A crowd gathered in Quay Street car park, Cardigan, on Saturday evening

with wellies, toy boats, banners and placards, to demonstrate concern about climate change and loss of species and wildlife habitat.

The wanted to warn residents of their conviction that the planet is warming; sea levels are rising and that we are facing mass extinction.

These are not empty slogans, say organisers - they are facts presented by climate and ecology scientists, endorsed by the United Nations, NASA, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the UK Government’s Committee on Climate Change.

The protest highlighted the need for the climate catastrophe to be the focus of conversations to bring about the necessary changes.

They protestors are demanding that governments tell the truth about the threat of climate change and put policies in place immediately to bring carbon emissions down to zero.

"Wales already has a law - The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, 2015 - and a framework in place to work for a safer future," said a spokesperson. "That commitment needs to be acted upon, across all local authorities, in businesses, and in communities.

"We have an opportunity now, to make those changes.

"Decisions that are put in place now to recover from the coronavirus lockdown will define development for the next three years.

"We need to ensure that those decisions will protect the future - for the benefit of us all, for our children and grandchildren and the precious wildlife with whom we share this land. We need to make our concerns known in the

corridors of power."

The event was organised by Extinction Rebellion Aberteifi - the group meets regularly and is planning to join the global movement for actions on climate change in the autumn. For more information phone 07904 387796 or email cardigan@xrcymru.org or search for XR Aberteifi on Facebook.