G8 Climate Alarm
Friends of the Earth is organising a 'climate alarm' for Thursday 7 July 2005. People across Scotland, and all over the world, will sound warning bells to wake the G8 up to the fact that time is running out to tackle climate injustice.
As the world leaders have hidden themselves away in a remote venue where it is almost impossible for us to reach them with any visual messages, this action will be something they will hear loud and clear.
Why: The climate alarm aims to wake G8 leaders up to the fact that it is their moral responsibility to take urgent action to cut emissions. It is they who can afford to take action now and it is they who must take the lead in ending poverty and injustice, and in halting climate change. It will remind our leaders that they promised to discuss both climate change and third-world development at the summit and remind them that we expect action, not just words. We expect action on climate justice.
What: Sound an alarm, blow a whistle, let off a siren, ring a bell... just make a big noise and tell everyone why. We will feature all your ideas on our website. When: 7th July 2005 13:45 in the middle of the G8 Summit At 13:45 Friends of the Earth will set off an alarm outside the summit, which should reach the delegates inside Gleneagles. At the same time, people across the world will set off sirens, alarms and bells.
13:45 is symbolic because the G8 nations represent just 13% of the world's people, but account for 45% of the world's emissions of climate-changing pollutants.
Where: Everywhere - wherever you are, you can sound the alarm.
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