A climate activist blocked Berkhamsted High Street earlier this month to raise awareness of her cause, while another activist from the town did the same in Harpenden.
Molly Berry (pictured), from Tring, spent the morning of May 1 sat in the middle of the high street with a placard around her neck, reading: “I’m terrified there will be more pandemics because of the climate crisis”.
Sue Hampton, from Berkhamsted, did the same on Leyton Road, Harpenden.
The pair were part of a nationwide “Rebellion of One” campaign inspired by Extinction Rebellion, which took place in towns and cities across the UK.
More than 200 activists took part at the same time, on the same day.
Molly, 69, who is profoundly deaf, said: “I don’t know what else to do. The climate crisis is far, far more frightening than the government or media admit.
“But the government continues to pay lip service.
“As a Grandma, I must show my love and fear for the world’s grandchildren, because governments are not protecting them. It’s an act of sheer desperation.”
Sue, 69, who wore a placard which read: “I’m terrified that Government greenwash won’t protect the world’s children from climate change”, added: “I am doing this because desperate times call for desperate measures.
“It is now clear that the government has no intention of ‘Building back better’.
“Quite the reverse – the government are pumping twice as much money into road building, as into action on the climate.
“They are ignoring what the science is telling us – that we must take dramatic action now, to avoid total climate breakdown.”