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Time to act and put planet before profit

Issue No. 2441

New research underlines the risk of climate disaster unless there is radical change—adding extra urgency to next month’s Time To Act protest.

A new study of droughts in the US Great Plains and south west last week warned that climate change could bring the worst droughts in more than 1,000 years. California is in its fourth year of an extended drought. 

Some 64 million people in the region have been affected by droughts since 2000. 

All over the world climate change is reshaping the environment.

Despite this the British government’s export credit agency has given £1.13 billion in financial support to the fossil fuel industry—compared to just £3.6 million for “green” projects.

Profits are constantly put before the planet. We need mass protests to force a change of direction.

Time to Act on climate change. Demo called by the Campaign Against Climate Change - Sat 7 March. Assemble 12.30pm, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, central London. timetoact2015.org

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Tue 17 Feb 2015, 15:56 GMT
Issue No. 2441
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