Monday, 22 September 2014

Climate March: Canterbury and Whitstable

climatemarchwhitstable2As part of the global day of action to send a strong and clear message to the 125 world leaders meeting this week to discuss climate change, local Greens in Canterbury and Whitstable organised our own march.

Around 20 cyclists left Canterbury collecting people along the Crab and Winkle Way before arriving on the beach in Whitstable with around 100 people. Such a fantastic turnout shows just how strong people feel about the need for urgent action on climate change.

Action is needed urgently. Last month was the hottest August on record globally, wildfires, drought and floods are plaguing the world and without urgent action these extreme weather events are set to get far worse.

There is little political will among the Lib Dems, Labour or Tories while UKIP seems to deny that climate change is man made. This must change - politicians of all colours must embrace the need to urgent action and they must take it.

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