Around 600 people came to a public meeting organised by the Campaign Against Climate Change (CACC) in central London last week. George Monbiot, John Sauven, director of Greenpeace UK, Phil Thornhill of CACC and an organiser of August’s Climate Camp all spoke at the meeting.
George Monbiot said, “The government has known for four years that they are setting the wrong targets.
“The problem is that when I challenged a Labour spokesperson on this he said, ‘We know you are right about the science, but to cut carbon emissions by that much would offend the Confederation of British Industry’.’’
Jonathan Neale, speaking for the campaign, urged people to join the global day of action on 8 December, when there will be a national demonstration in London and protests in 74 other countries around the world.