NO MORE BULL ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change campaigners to descend on Cornmarket Street
No more bull...
One activist who will be taking part in one of the many actions this Saturday said:
"Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time, if we don’t take action now to slow down the oncoming disaster then no-one can."
The main action will occur from 12pm at a well-known landmark, other actions will be taking place around the town. There will also be a Flash Mob beach party resplendent in bikinis and bermuda shorts.
The recent flooding in Oxfordshire led to many people being removed from some of the worst hit areas, the Oxford Mail reported that over 200 people needed to be evacuated to safety. The Guardian reported that the 'flash floods in Britain are likely to be the biggest immediate problem caused by climate change'.
Another campaigner semi-joked of the current flooding:
"If the water keeps on rising, we’ll have to build an ark!"
This action has been called as part of the upcoming Camp for Climate Action where hundreds of people will meet, participate in workshops, and take action on the root causes on climate change.
The Camp for Climate Action will be at Heathrow Airport from the 14th – 21st August.
Notes to editor:
1.Matt Wilkinson, 'Flooding: Evacuation hotel full', Oxford Mail, 24/07/07
2.Matthew Weaver, 'Flash floods 'biggest climate threat to UK', The Guardian, 12/07/07
3.The Camp for Climate Action is a national campaign to encourage people to tackle the root causes of climate change. In 2006, 600 campaigners marched on Drax Power Station in Selby to protest against carbon emissions; this year the aviation industry will be challenged. See www.climatecamp.org.uk for more details.
4.A study by Oxford University, published by the Inter-governmental Committee on Climate Change, found that there will 25 million environmental refugees who will be displaced by climate chaos.