BRENT CAMPAIGN AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Hi - We hope you can join us for our next local meetings and the national demonstration to "Stand Up for Climate Justice" on 3rd December (details at the end):
MONDAY 17 OCTOBER, 7.30pm, WILLESDEN GREEN LIBRARY CENTRE: ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS MEETING - Acclaimed fantasy fiction author, China Miéville, will be introducing his work and leading a discussion on how creative writers should respond to climate change. A flier with details is attached - please display and pass on.
THURDAY 10 NOVEMBER, 7.30pm, CHALKHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE, WEMBLEY: PUBLIC MEETING ON "FOOD, FLOODS AND CLIMATE CHANGE: PAKISTAN, AFRICA, BRITAIN". Speakers include Brent North MP, Barry Gardiner, who is Labour's international envoy on climate change, and speakers from the Green Party and the RMT trade union, plus a regional activist . The Chalkhill Community Centre is just across the road from Wembley Park tube station - buses 83, 182, 223, 245, 297, 644, PR2. Directions: http://www.imiddlesex.co.uk/profile/106985/Wembley/Chalkhill-Youth-and-Community-Centre/.
Anyone is also welcome to attend our next Steering Group meeting at 7.30pm on 1 November to help decide our future activities. Further details and confirmation of the venue will be circulated nearer the time.
Please put these dates on your diary and try to come along to one or all of them.
Ken Montague, for BCaCC
Campaign against Climate Change www.campaigncc.org
This year the floods in Pakistan have returned displacing 5 million and killing hundreds. Last year's floods were the worst in living memory with 20 million affected and 2,000 killed. Last year also saw record breaking temperatures in Russia with wildfires and crop failures while this year we have seen the latest in a series of exceptional droughts in East Africa causing famine in Somalia.
The frequency and severity of weather related disasters is on the increase and scientists tell us this is due to human-induced climate change caused overwhelmingly by the high emissions and high consuming lifestyles of richer countries like our own. Its the poorest and most vulnerable around the world - many of them in Africa where this year's climate talks are being held - who have done the least to cause the problem but who are suffering the most. And all this is set to get worse. Yet climate change and the conversion to a low carbon economy are routinely dismissed as minor concerns.
Join us and STAND UP FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE on Saturday 3rd December midway through the Durban Climate Talks. Put the date in your diary now. Watch out for more details at www.campaigncc.org/standupforclimatejustice
If you are up for spending the night (2nd -3rd December) out at a symbolic "climate refugee" camp email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download a fler for the 3rd December (pdf) here.
Download a Climate Justice information flier (pdf) here.
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