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Walk Against Warming

By poptop - 29 November 2008 40

Saturday 6th December
11.30am
City Walk (near the fountain at the front of the Canberra Centre)

Another drop-in to my intray.  Last time I went to one of these, I was stunned at the number of cars!

    The Walk Against Warming kick-off events in Sydney and Melbourne attracted huge crowds attempting to influence the Australian delegation heading off to Poland for the next round of international negotiations. It’s up to us to keep up the momentum!!

    On December 6th, the international day of action, come out and show your support for strong, immediate action on climate change. Listen to a couple of great speakers, march around the city in a crowd of people, including performers, and listen to the fantastic sounds of local Canberra musicians, joining with people all over the country and the world determined to see action on climate change Saturday 6th December 11.30am City Walk (near the fountain at the front of the Canberra Centre)

    * Light Rail for Canberra
    * A Renewable Energy future
    * Strong Commitments at Poznan for deep cuts in emissions

    Volunteers needed! 
    If you have a first aid certificate and want a guaranteed shady spot to sit during the speakers and music, please get in touch – we need another volunteer in our first aid tent.

    Bucket Collectors
    The Walk costs a lot to run, but it is a very important event, as well as being fun, so we want to keep doing it! You can help out by being a bucket collector on the day. It just involves going through the crowd with a donations bucket, and people are happy to support what you’re doing.

    Traffic Marshals
    We’re required by Roads ACT to have temporary traffic marshals in some spots on the Walk. You’ll get to wear a flouro vest as well as the satisfaction of controlling traffic.

    Flier hander-outers
    On the three days before the Walk, we need people to hand out fliers in Garema place at lunchtime. This is not a difficult or time-consuming job, but it is very important to let people know that the Walk is coming up – soon! If you can spend part of your lunchtime on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday let me know

    Helpers to set up & pack down.
    It’s always great to have a couple of people help out with the set up and pack down. If you can be there early, or don’t mind staying on to help pack up, we’d really appreciate it.

    Please contact Genevieve at campaign(@)consact.org.au or 6229 6208, or Robyn: communications(@)consact.org.au if you can do any of the above.

    Volunteers for the Walk Against Warming will have lunch on the day on us

    And if you haven’t yet promoted the walk to your email lists, networks, friends, relatives, work-mates and grandparents – do it now!

    Robyn Vance
    Communications and Development Officer
    Conservation Council ACT Region
    GPO Box 544 Canberra 2601
    T: 02 6229 3200 F: 02 6248 5343
    E:
    communications@consact.org.au
    W: www.consact.org.au

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40 Responses to
Walk Against Warming
imhotep 5:19 pm 30 Nov 08

R. Slicker said :

“There is NO global warming… Anybody participating in this walk has been sucked in by a worldwide media conspiracy.”

To rip-off a line from some recent ANU article (Woroni?) “To deny climate change is to commit intellectual suicide”.

It’s true. Not because denying climate change questions some ‘conspiracy’, but because denying climate change means that you have chosen to ignore the vast amount of evidence that is out there. It means your views are not based on evidence. It means that you are addressing a scientific issue while ignoring the science.

Every climate change skeptic I’ve met appears seems to have formed their views from very limited sources. Some even say that because they haven’t personally noticed climate change, it’s not happening.

They choose to ignore the vast and compelling evidence that a few hours research with an open mind would reveal.

Trouble is, most of the evidence is revealing itself in subtle ways or in remote areas (glaciers in PNG, sea temperatures etc.) By the time climate change is obvious to us here in daily temperatures, sea levels etc. it will be too late. By the time EVERYONE agrees it is happening, it won’t matter anyway.

Whatsup 3:43 pm 30 Nov 08

Thumper said :

And once upon a time people thought the earth was flat

Compelling arguement.

It’s got layers !

Thumper 2:17 pm 30 Nov 08

And once upon a time people thought the earth was flat

Compelling arguement.

Whatsup 12:15 pm 30 Nov 08

R. Slicker said :

Oh, for God’s sake why do we have to put up with moronic posts like this? There is NO global warming. End of story.

And once upon a time people thought the earth was flat. End of story.

Mr Evil 11:16 am 30 Nov 08

bloodnut said :

Is it wrong to take advantage of a beautifully warm day to have a walk against global warming?

No, not at all. What is wrong is that some (not all!) of these walkers will go home after the walk and continue on with their energy and resource wasteful ways and won’t have learnt one iota from what they are told about global warming at the event.

Quite frankly – we’re all going to die! If four Australian states can’t agree on how to save the Murray-Darling then what are the chances of getting all the countries of world to agree to take measures to possibly save the planet from doom?

bloodnut 10:38 am 30 Nov 08

Is it wrong to take advantage of a beautifully warm day to have a walk against global warming?

The last one looked like a lot of fun regardless of your opinions or belief.

R. Slicker 10:09 am 30 Nov 08

Oh, for God’s sake why do we have to put up with moronic posts like this? There is NO global warming. End of story. Anybody participating in this walk has been sucked in by a worldwide media conspiracy.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 11:32 pm 29 Nov 08

I’m all for solutions that improve the energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact in our lives, but what I’m really sick of is the ridiculous measures some people want to take that make F#$% ALL difference.

Let’s get some real solutions, please!

el 10:55 pm 29 Nov 08

I blame global warming.

Granny 10:46 pm 29 Nov 08

I reckon it’s a bit silly to wait till it’s like fifty degrees out there and go, “Oh, they were right about that ….”

If they’re wrong, who cares? What harm can it do to take some sensible measures to stop polluting our world?

imhotep 10:23 pm 29 Nov 08

miz said :

(miz)”… but this global warming thing is like a wacky religion no one’s allowed to dissent from.”

This town is full of scientists, ask them. If you still think they are all wrong, dissent away.

Mary Whitehouse 8:51 pm 29 Nov 08

Sounds like communism to me!

Gungahlin Al 7:51 pm 29 Nov 08

Miz there is not and never has been the slightest doubt as to the impact on ozone of CFCs.
The Montreal Protocol was a triumph for international environmentalism.

But there is still a lot of damaging CFCs and similar released from some 3rd world countries. Plus that already released can take decades to reach the altitude where it does the damage, so we will continue to have the problems of the ozone hole for quite some time yet.

Ironic that something so important at high altitudes for our survival, is actually a major pollutant down at our level…

Granny 7:24 pm 29 Nov 08

I do.

miz 6:49 pm 29 Nov 08

Do people really think there is global warming? I think it’s a fad – like the hole in the ozone layer. Don’t get me wrong, I reckon it’s good to not waste stuff and be kind to the planet, but this global warming thing is like a wacky religion no one’s allowed to dissent from.

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