The latest podcast from the climate radio team
The 300-350 Show: Climate Camp Ireland & Scotland
9th September, 2009
The Climate Radio team finds how the protest camps supported local environmental campaigns.
We hear from Molly & Ollie on the fledgling Irish & Scottish Camps for Climate Action. The Scottish camp supported a local campaign against the expansion of open-cast coal mining in recognised conservation areas.
This landscape-destroying form of mining also seems to be linked high rates of respiratory disease amongst local residents.
The Irish camp focussed on the issue of peat-burning in three power stations. Peat is more carbon-intensive than even coal and the strip-mining of peat bogs is destroying a natural carbon sink as well as impacting on biodiversity.
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