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The 300-350 Show: Climate Camp Ireland & Scotland

Phil England

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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