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Angry Penguins & Climate Refugees to Visit Climate Criminals
A large group of displaced penguins, a homeless polar bear, and several of human climate refugees will cross London Bridge to enter the City of London.
“We have been forced from our homes by the actions of companies that are reaping huge rewards from the perpetuation of a fossil fuel economy” said Penny LeGuin. “If they are allowed to continue with their reckless behaviour, you humans will also find yourselves without a home – planet Earth will become uninhabitable.”
The group will be visiting a variety of oil, gas and finance companies that they have identified as fuelling the runaway climate chaos that is destroying their homes. This event is part of the Climate Caravan, which is travelling through London, from Heathrow Airport to the Camp for Climate Action at Kingsnorth power station in Kent.
Paula Bare explained - “Our Caravan began in Sipson, where an entire community faces eviction for a suicidal 3rd Runway for Heathrow. On our journey to the site of an equally absurd proposed new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth, we are bringing the catastrophic impacts of climate chaos to the oil-soaked heart of the problem – the City of London.”
Notes for Editors:
1. ‘The Putney Debate on Climate” is on Monday 28th July, from 6.30 pm at St. Mary’s Church, Putney High St., London, SW15. See http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/07/403094.html. Members of the Climate Caravan will be available for interview. A full programme of daily events is available at http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/node/83 .
2. The Climate Caravan began on Sunday July 27th, leaving from the site of last years’ hugely successful Camp for Climate Action which was held on Sipson Lane, under the deafening roar of Heathrow’s flightpath. By wheel and foot, around 50 people are making their way to the Camp for Climate Action under the shadow of Kingsnorth Power Station. The 60+ mile trip will take a week, with events planned at each stop. The Caravan will arrive at the Camp on Sunday 3rd August. See www.climatecamp.org.uk/caravan.
3. See www.climatecamp.org.uk for more information on The Camp for Climate Action.
4. Contact the Caravan Press Team on 07989 985 442.