The map shows how, compared to much of the country, Lincolnshire would be particularly vulnerable to sea level rise. Source Coastal Climate Central here
In February 2019, many areas of the county including Lincoln, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Market Rasen and Louth, had the maximum levels of 9 or 10 on the Government's scale of air pollution. Source: Grimsby Telegraph Air pollution causes premature death.
Lincolnshire boasts nearly a quarter of the land used in England for horticulture and an even higher proportion for peas, beans and vegetables. Source: The Guardian Lincolnshire farmers often break world records for crop yields. Source: Wikipedia Britain currently imports 40% all food consumed. Source: The Telegraph
What will happen to food availability and prices when Lincolnshire farmers cannot grow? UK fertile farming soil is predicted to run out within 60 years. Flooding will further hit crop production, meaning that there will be food shortages and higher prices for the food that is available.
People in this county have not been shy to rebel in the past. A Lincolnshire man demanded to be king and was crowned Henry IV in 1399. He was the first King of England for 333 years to speak English as his mother tongue rather than French. Source: Wikipedia
There was the Lincolnshire Rebellion in 1470, the Lincolnshire Uprising in 1537, and the county formed a military frontier for the bulk of the English Civil War in the 1640s. Source: Heritage Lincolnshire In 1872, working class radicalism emerged in Lincolnshire, uniting the rural labourers and town workers fighting for better conditions. Source: James Owen A Lincolnshire woman helped first petition parliament for the vote for women and was one of the catalysts of the suffragette movement. Source: Futures For Women
It has never been more important than now for the people of Lincolnshire to rebel. Click here to find out what you can do today.