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Human chain not achieved? Climate Doomed?

By johnboy - 4 February 2009 59

[First filed: February 03, 2009 @ 09:46]

The Climate Action Summit’s big rally kicked off around 8am this morning and out of a sense of masochism I went along to have a look.

At 7.50am the crowd was small and mostly old and crusty. But after 8am more young people straggled in until there were at least more than 1,000 in attendance (reported figures of 2,500 seem very high to my eye).

Organisers had initially planned to form a human chain around Parliament House, but begged off claiming they lacked permission to do anything but photogenically lap around the front of the building.

The crowd they had might just have made it if they’d really tried, but I guess we’ll never know.

UPDATED: Good news everyone! Greenpeace is reporting that the human chain was achieved after I left!

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Human chain not achieved? Climate Doomed?
VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 11:12 am 03 Feb 09

How do I insert the sound of a fishing line being reeled in…?

p1 11:07 am 03 Feb 09

I love vegetarian food, it goes great with a nice steak.

neanderthalsis 11:01 am 03 Feb 09

I don’t quite get this Go green, Go Veg rubbish. Surely if we stopped eating our tasty bovine friends, they would multiply exponentially and cause even more damage. Unless they believe we should kill them all and ummmm, age them and bbq them…

I went veg once. It tasted like pork.

Overheard 10:59 am 03 Feb 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

They’re hippies on the inside.

So lame.

I must go look at some photos from Summernats. Maybe they’re really hippies on the inside too.

tylersmayhem 10:59 am 03 Feb 09

“Meat Eating: major cause of of global warming! Well, it looks like they were all out this morning.

A ring around the APH – my God, what a ground breaking action and statement. If only they could have followed the growing trend at the APH and practice some self immolation.

…what’s that song by Johnny Cash again?

Dante 10:59 am 03 Feb 09

I wonder about any lobbying group with ‘families’ in the title.

Gungahlin Al 10:56 am 03 Feb 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

They’re hippies on the inside.

So what? I’m a hippie on the inside.

But I have to admit that listening to a woman representing “Families Fearing Climate Change” talk to Fran Kelly on Radio National yesterday sprout about the need to convert to 100% renewable energy by 2010 (i.e. next year!) I wondered about their choice of spokesperson…

Granny 10:53 am 03 Feb 09

Hooray! The climate is saved after all!!

: )

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 10:47 am 03 Feb 09

They’re hippies on the inside.

Overheard 10:40 am 03 Feb 09

johnboy said :

Overheard said :

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Great to see the lefty hippies doing their thing. While the rest of us were at work.

Just had another scroll through JB’s photo-set. Hippy/hippie count = zero.

dunno about that…

Point out one (Mr Skeleton notwithstanding).

Apart from the uniform red, it looks like a crowd at Floriade.

johnboy 10:33 am 03 Feb 09

Overheard said :

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Great to see the lefty hippies doing their thing. While the rest of us were at work.

Just had another scroll through JB’s photo-set. Hippy/hippie count = zero.

dunno about that…

Overheard 10:28 am 03 Feb 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Great to see the lefty hippies doing their thing. While the rest of us were at work.

Just had another scroll through JB’s photo-set. Hippy/hippie count = zero.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 10:21 am 03 Feb 09

Great to see the lefty hippies doing their thing. While the rest of us were at work.

MissMoniker 10:19 am 03 Feb 09

I came thru there on a bus at about 9.10am. From where I could see, the line of people in red stretched all the way around. It was pretty impressive actually.

Thumper 9:56 am 03 Feb 09

Good to see the obligatory anti nuke black garbed skeleton thingie turn up.

I’ve always loved that costume.

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