Fossil Fool's Day round-up

Posted by jossc — 2 April 2008 at 3:41pm - Comments

Ffos-y-Fran: Fossil Fool's Day protest 2008

Greetings from the black hole: protesters at Ffos-y-Fran open cast pit in South Wales

Climate change campaigners marked the third annual "Fossil Fool's Day" on Tuesday with a series of protests around the world highlighting the need for us all to reduce the amount of carbon we burn. Here in the UK the focus was very much on coal, and sending a message to ministers that if new coal plants like Kingsnorth are built, they'll ruin any realistic chance that we have of meeting our commitments to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and represent a devastating failure of the government's resolve to tackle climate change. Key events included:

Other outbreaks of fossil foolery occurred in the US, Australia and New Zealand.

North America

Australia and New Zealand

Finally, just to show that protest is often at its most effective when there's a bit of humour involved, here's a link to a cool anti-coal viral: is a coal marketing man's dream solution to the industry's problems - pass on the problem to the public!

About Joss

Bass player and backing vox in the four piece beat combo that is the UK Greenpeace Web Experience. In my 6 years here I've worked on almost every campaign and been fascinated by them all to varying degrees. Just now I'm working on Peace and Oceans - which means getting rid of our Trident nuclear weapons system and creating large marine reserves so that marine life can get some protection from overfishing.

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