13 January 2009

13 January 2009

Our first Campaign against Climate Change e-newsletter!

National Climate March
Saturday December 6th 2008
The National Climate March 2008 filled the streets of London again - thanks to everyone who made it another great success! This time thousands marched on Parliament to demand action from the UK government on climate change.
Read more here 2008demo

Campaign financial update
Many thanks to those of you who donated or signed standing orders at the march (or have since sent them in).  The campaign is now in a better situation financially, but we still need to raise more money!

Read about the Target Ten Thousand campaign here tenthousand

Heathrow

A decision on Heathrow expansion is expected this week and may well give the go-ahead to the third runway.

The Climate Rush picnic at Heathrow terminal 1 last night was great, with about 500 people. See a report here http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2009/jan/12/activists-travelandtransport

There will (unless all forms of expansion are ruled out) be a flashmob' at Terminal Five on the first Saturday after the Government makes its decision on Heathrow expansion. 12 noon (on the dot), Heathrow Terminal 5 Departures ('Security North' section). More details here http://www.stopairportexpansion.org/

Climate change in the news

Obama calls for doubling renewable energy in three years
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/obama-calls-for-doubling-renewable-energy-in-three-years-5479.html

End of low carbon buildings programme in the UK 'green job destruction'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/12/renewable-energy-initiative

Seas may be absorbing less CO2
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/12/sea-co2-climate-japan-environment

Research suggests half the world's population could face severe food shortages by the end of the century
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/09/food-climate-change

Heathrow announcement may be delayed till after this week - if so flashmob obviously also delayed. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jan/13/heathrow-third-runway

Greenpeace & celebrities buy up Heathrow land http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/13/travelandtransport-activists

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/

Oh, and trains in Spain... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/13/spain-trains