Climate change round-up
Catch the bus from Brighton
Nearly 200 people packed into the Friends Meeting House in Brighton on Friday of last week for a Campaign against Climate Change meeting to build for the climate march in London on 3 December.
Green MEP Caroline Lucas, city councillor Joyce Edmond-Smith, Dr Dominic Kniveton from the University of Sussex and Phil Thornhill from Campaign against Climate Change all spoke at the meeting.
Muzammal Hussain from the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences chaired the meeting.
A double-decker bus to the climate march from the University of Sussex is already full. Tickets for coaches from Brighton are available for £10 each from Brighton Peace and Environment Centre. Phone 01273 766 610 for details.
Demanding a massive turnout
Around 80 people turned out on Sunday of last week for a Campaign against Climate Change public meeting in Swansea.
They heard Suzanne Jeffrey of the campaign along with Llanelli Labour MP Nia Griffiths, Plaid Cymru Welsh Assembly environmental spokesperson Helen Mary Jones and Unison union regional official Paul Elliot.
Speakers from the floor called for a maximum turnout on the 3 December demonstration.
In Neath, Respect raised £57 for the Medical Aid for Iraqi Children charity at a poetry and folk song night where we also gave out leaflets for the climate change demo.
Stop the world from burning
Hurricane Katrina has brought the reality of climate change into sharp focus. If we do not act now, global warming will become irreversible and future generations will never forgive us for “fiddling while Rome burned”.
The Campaign Against Climate Change is holding a public meeting on Wednesday 23 November at 7pm, at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, E3, near to Bromley by Bow tube station in east London.
Speakers include Muzammal Hussain from the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Phil Thornhill from the campaign, Jenny Jones of the Green Party and George Galloway MP.
There will also be a slide show demonstrating the extent of the flooding in Bangladesh last year.
This meeting is to mobilise for the international day of demonstrations on 3 December, to coincide with the Montreal Summit on Climate Change. Assemble 12 noon at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, or for the bicycle protest at 9.30 am at the Thames barrier.
Jackie Turner, East London Campaign Against Climate Change