9 Feb 2009

Fossil Fuels Day

Climate Camp hits the City of London on April Fools Day, the eve of the
G20 leaders' London Summit. Join us!

Climate camp 2009 /// Stopping carbon markets /// Because nature doesn't
do bailouts.

First the city traders speculated with our homes, jobs and money – with
disastrous results. Now they are speculating with our climate and the
very future of life on earth – and once again our governments are
cheering them on.

By creating a brain-bending system of carbon pollution licenses, fossil
fuel companies and trading firms have found a way to keep on churning
out global warming gases and to reap huge windfall profits at the same
time. Meanwhile, the UK government is justifying a third runway at
Heathrow and a coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth by saying that
these new “carbon trading” schemes will magically make all their
emissions vanish.

They are handing control of our climate over to the same people and
systems that caused the financial collapse. All the workable and fair
alternatives aren't getting a look-in.

We need to stop this foolishness.

We've camped against the Heathrow runway, we've camped against the
Kingsnorth coal power station. Now its time to camp against the
over-arching problem: absolute faith in unfettered markets and endless
economic growth. On April 1st the G20 leaders arrive in London. At a
time of climate crisis their response to the market meltdown is
emergency loans to car manufacturers, increased spending to encourage
consumption, and bailouts for the very people who got us into this mess
- just the things that will make the climate crisis worse.

Don’t let them get away with it: join our camp in the Square Mile!
Gather at noon, April 1st, at the European Climate Exchange, Hasilwood
House, 62 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AW. Bring a pop-up tent, sleeping bag, wind
turbine, mobile cinema, action plans and ideas...let’s imagine another

Don't let the financial and fossil fools make the rules!

for updates, information or to get involved, visit:
http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/g20 or subscribe to announcements at:

To get more involved, come to our planning meetings:

February 14th in London. Arrive at the library houuse, 52 Knatchbull
road, at 1 pm for a 1:30 start and bring food to share

March the 7th/8th in Nottingham

Keep an eye on www.climatecamp.org.uk/g20 for the latest details
and subscribe to our facebook event:


"As if individual speculators were to be allowed to export the clouds out of the sky, or the stars out of the firmament, one by one. We shall be reduced to gnaw the very crust of the earth for nutriment."

Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods 1864

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And still building movements to stop capitalism toasting life on earth www.climatecamp.org.uk

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