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Hunger strike to stop global warming!

By Thumper - 7 November 2009 26

In what appears to be an unearthed Monty python skit, Mr Paul Connor of Canberra is on a hunger strike and insisting that he’ll only drink water from now until an agreement is struck at global climate talks in Copenhagen starting on December 7.

“We’re only making one guarantee – that is we’ll stop fasting if our demands are met,” Mr Connor said outside Parliament House, where he’ll stage the hunger strike.

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Hunger strike to stop global warming!
PigDog 9:58 am 09 Nov 09

Vonbare said :

They are also fasting to be in solidarity for the estimated 150,000 people who are already dying each year from our changing climate.

150,000! I almost spat my coffee on the screen – who the hell pulled that figure out of their arse?

Thumper 7:46 pm 08 Nov 09

Sea level rise will fix the polluters and the world population problems.

And there in is the real problem.

Overpopulation. Forget global warming, overpopulation will overcome the world and put stress on our resources a long time before we see ridiculously over stated sea level rises and hysterically projected soaring temperatures.

el 5:29 pm 08 Nov 09

I blame global warming.

Oh, wait…

Thumper 5:23 pm 08 Nov 09

I very much doubt that Mr Connor will be the first martyr to global warming.

Mr Evil 3:50 pm 08 Nov 09

Okay, let’s see if he’s got the balls to go all the way, and stave himself to death over this issue. Once the media stop paying attention to him after 15 mins, the whole act will be futile anyway.

I reckon he’ll have about as much conviction as those Tamil Tiger supporters who were going to stave themselves to death outside Parliament House a few months back because Australia wasn’t doing anything to help the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Up The Duffy 3:48 pm 08 Nov 09

Why doesn’t someone just hand the poor guy a jerry can of petrol and a lighter now, Like there’s going to be a climate change agreement.

I am a Climate change agreement Skeptic. I wish the world would agree and do something, but somehow I don’t think it will happen. Sea level rise will fix the polluters and the world population problems.

I’m Partying it up now, like there’s no tomorrow.

vg 1:03 pm 08 Nov 09

“These are not hippies or unwashed greenies who are doing actions like this “

That’s correct, just garden variety morons

I guarantee that he will be filling his face well before December 7

Pommy bastard 12:35 pm 08 Nov 09

Anyone else a fan of Viz’s “modern Parents?

http://www.sovereignty.org.uk/features/eco/viz1.jpg

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 3:12 am 08 Nov 09

At least he’s doing his bit for the supposed overpopulation of the planet.

Peanut 5:14 pm 07 Nov 09

What an idiot. He can do his bit to stop CO2 “pollution” altogether as far as I am concerned. Willing to bet he will only be “fasting” during the day – probably stocking up on pizzas all night.

Deckard 5:06 pm 07 Nov 09

I’ve always wondered whether hunger strikes actually work. All they really do is make the person doing the protesting suffer and no one else really gives a stuff. It would be better for him to be some kind of public nuisance – like chaining himself to the Parliament House doors or something.

bd84 3:27 pm 07 Nov 09

He’s using our oxygen and water resources, this man must be stopped.

Vonbare 3:09 pm 07 Nov 09

I think this is fantastic. Paul is the organiser of the fast and he, along with others across the world, are going without food to show the importance of the Copenhagen talks and the need for strong decisions to be made by world leaders. They are also fasting to be in solidarity for the estimated 150,000 people who are already dying each year from our changing climate.

These are not hippies or unwashed greenies who are doing actions like this – these are people who have been born and raised like most of us, but who are willing to put their bodies on the line to ensure that the attention given to this problem is reflective of the size of the problem.

Go down and visit them and find out more – they will welcome the conversation and meeting Canberrans because they are not locals. They will be outside Parliament House every day until the end of the Copenhagen talks.

Pommy bastard 1:20 pm 07 Nov 09

I bet this’ll make’em all revise their plands in Copenhagen.

Blatant self publicist or what?

barking toad 11:46 am 07 Nov 09

Hahahahahahahahaha!

Hippies are funny.

If they were serious they’d stop breathing. What with all the CO2 emissions and water vapour and such.

And don’t use up all our water resources – don’t drink!

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