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Climate protesters parade through Norwich

Issue No. 2179

Hundreds of climate campaigners took part in a colourful parade in Norwich last Saturday that brought traffic to a standstill.

They marched to a Climate Emergency rally where speakers warned of the threat of runaway climate change if urgent action is not taken to reduce carbon emissions.

The event was organised by local environmental campaigners from Norfolk Campaign Against Climate Change, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and Transition Norwich, to draw attention to climate change in the run-up to the UN climate talks next month in Copenhagen.

Trevor Phillips, from the Campaign Against Climate Change, said, “This was a remarkable demonstration – twice as big as we expected and the biggest ever Norwich climate event.

“It shows the growing public concern about dangerous climate change.

“Many of us can reduce our energy use but politicians must introduce radical changes. Solutions are affordable and will create jobs and improve energy security. It’s madness not to do more now.”

Many of the campaigners intend to join the climate demonstration in London on Saturday 5 December.

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Tue 24 Nov 2009, 18:05 GMT
Issue No. 2179
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