Public authorities and major broadcast and print media institutions are continuing to fall short in communicating the emergency situation to the public. Whilst credible survey research (e.g. the Ipsos MORI Issues Index) indicates that awareness and concern about the environment are somewhat pronounced, it also shows a majority of the public is still not seized of the situation. One of the demands of the youth strikers in the UK is a suitable adjustment to the national curriculum.

Below is a series of proposals distributed to local civil society institutions and individuals with a view to founding a new sort of civil society institution dedicated to public understanding of these issues – an Earth Centre – serving people who live in, work in, or visit specific local authority areas.