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World Environment Day (5 Jun) – Walk for Climate Change

By Vonbare - 2 June 2009 14

FRIDAY 5 JUNE

TIME: 7:30 am

VENUE: Meet on the North side of the Commonwealth Ave Bridge for a walk to Parliament House

WEAR: Red

Dare you brave the cold Canberra morning?

These walks will occur during the first week of every month until the Copenhagen Conference in December. Growing in numbers each month, we will show the government how concerned the residents of Canberra are about climate change.

This walk is part of a campaign, in the lead up to the Copenhagen Conference of Parties, to push for a just international agreement to tackle the growing problem of climate change.

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World Environment Day (5 Jun) – Walk for Climate Change
neanderthalsis 12:59 pm 04 Jun 09

World Environment Day (5 Jun) – Walk for reduced polution and future energy security

FRIDAY 5 JUNE

TIME: 7:30 am

VENUE: Meet on the South side of the Commonwealth Ave Bridge for a walk to Acton Point

WEAR: Black suits with fine white pin strips, black waistcoats white shirts with a herringbone pattern, a blue tie and bowler hat. Pick handle for hitting hippies is optional.

Dare you brave the cold Canberra morning?

These walks will occur during the first week of every month until the Copenhagen Conference in December. Growing in numbers each month, we will show the government how concerned the residents of Canberra are about the lack of coherence from Rudd/Wong and climate change groups in not recognising nuclear power as a secure source of energy that is significantly cleaner than coal burning.

This walk is part of a campaign, in the lead up to the Copenhagen Conference of Parties, to push for a just international agreement to tackle the growing problem of securing future energy sources.

peturbed_but_pretty 12:21 pm 04 Jun 09

#12 +1 Good on you!

Vonbare 3:11 pm 03 Jun 09

This is all about leading up to Copenhagen where an international agreement will be made. We must let the decision makers see that this is an important issue to a lot of people – not just the ones with financial interests either.

Is it not the job of the people to tell the government what we want and what is important to us? After all they are the people’s representatives.

If we don’t take the time to show how important this is to us, then government can rest on their laurels and we will get a half arsed response where we need strong direction and action.

And Thumper – if I could change those things, I would. However as you say, it is government who does this, and I don’t think any of them will be taking the easy way out by wearing red and walking around with a placard.

Government won’t change anything without pressure – and where that pressure comes from is something we, as individuals, can affect.

So please tell me – how else do we get government to make strong decisions in this world of apathy and responsibility pushing? What we are doing isn’t much – but it is something.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 11:01 am 03 Jun 09

Yeah!

Clown Killer 9:37 am 03 Jun 09

You’ve hit the nail on the head Thumper. Even in the cold hard sober light of day this poncing about in red still looks like just another wank-fest.

Thumper 8:33 am 03 Jun 09

to push for a just international agreement

Do people really believe that India, China, Korea, Pakistan, most of Africa, etc are going to cut emissions?

No matter how much we pretend to be a world leader and to educate the rest of the world, it is simply not going to happen.

And if we were really serious about it we’d see governments putting in water tanks and solar for individual dwellings for free, massive subsidies on ecofriendly cars, massive investment in public transport that suits everyone, widespread reforestation of previously denuded areas, banning of deforestation, retrofitting of public buildings and workplaces, plus the removal of unsustainable industries like cotton farms.

But no, this won’t happen because it’s all too hard and costs money. Besides, it’s much easier to wear red and walk around with a placard doing nothing in general.

Clown Killer 10:19 pm 02 Jun 09

Getting fit will just realease all that stored carbon. I’ll bet they dont get one percent of Canberra’s population to turn up to the last one – there aren’t 3500 Canberrans who are that gullible.

to push for a just international agreement

By that you would obviously mean China and India signing up for first world targets … and recognition through generous concesions of Australia’s vitale role in energy security for the developing world – or do you have your own la-la-land hair shirt targets? It’s pretty easy to sit and pontificate about what we should be doing when you’re gorging yourself on the tax-payer teat sunshine.

Pandy 9:25 pm 02 Jun 09

Burn copies of “An Inconvenient Truth” to stay warm.

Thumper 8:08 pm 02 Jun 09

For red is the colour that my baby wore, and what’s more it’s true, yes it is…

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 7:48 pm 02 Jun 09

But if I exercise to reduce my body weight, I exhale additional carbon dioxide, and the environment suffers.

What to do…?

Vonbare 7:37 pm 02 Jun 09

Dare you brave the cold Canberra mornings?

Walk to Parliament for Obesity.

Meet north side of Commonwealth Bridge @ 7.30am on Friday 5 Jun.

Wear: Red

Thanks Barking – prob get a few more of youse along now!! :-O

Bundybear 7:21 pm 02 Jun 09

Red is the colour of the bullseye on all self respecting targets, isn’t it? Eggs? Water bombs? Mwahahahahahahahah!

Pommy bastard 11:08 am 02 Jun 09

#1
+1

barking toad 10:49 am 02 Jun 09

Hippies going for walks in red jumpers won’t change the weather. Just like that Canute bloke had a problem with the tide.

And, as we’re told by the Penny that the science is settled and there is scientific consensus (hahahahahaha), why do we need to have these self aggrandising “look at me” events?

Gorebull warming (or climate change when there’s no warming) is so last week.

Obesity is the new black. Get onto that bandwagon. You’re probably too late for Babe-Flu. It’s run is over.

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