Demonstrators will construct a 'fracking rig' outside Parliament.
“Get Fracktious” about Climate Change - March and Rally
On Saturday 1st December, midway through the Qatar Climate Talks demonstrators will be protesting against the exploitation of new forms of fossil fuel - instead of moving to renewables.
It’s time to resist fossil fuel madness and ‘get fractious’ about the path towards global suicide
Protesters will erect a 7.2 metre high “fracking rig” outside parliament to protest against the expansion of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas into the UK and will build a 200 metre “oil pipeline” from the Canadian High Commission to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square to protest against the Keystone XL pipeline being built to transport Canadian Tar Sands oil to the US.
Phil Thornhill from the Campaign against Climate Change said “Even as the signs from the natural world that climate change is spinning out of control reach a crescendo – with record-shattering loss of arctic ice, and extreme weather already destroying crops and pushing up global food prices - humanity is steaming ahead in entirely the wrong direction, exploiting not just more, but new types of fossil fuel.
Extraction of the carbon-intensive tar sands in Canada will be speeded up by the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and if it is all used will mean, in NASA scientist James Hansen’s words, “game over” for the planet.
Here in the UK the spluttering beginnings of a move towards renewable energy look to be extinguished by a new ‘Dash for Gas', in part inspired by the promise of cheap ‘home grown’ gas extracted via the risky and polluting method of ‘hydraulic fracturing’.
We are serving notice that the climate movement will be standing shoulder to shoulder with local communities in taking the fight against ‘fracking’ all the way. It’s time to resist the madness of yet more fossil fuels and to ‘get fractious’ about the path towards global suicide that our and other governments are taking us down.”
Time: 12 noon
Where: Assemble in Grosvenor Square
For further details, including the route to be taken by the demonstration please visit:
Campaign against Climate Change, 5, Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX 02078339311 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Thornhill, National Coordinator, email@example.com, 07903316331
Maximilien Walton, Campaigner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07503785295
Claire James, Campaigner, 07939654914
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