Azara Blog: Not many people attend a climate change rally in London

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Date published: 2006/11/04

The BBC says:

Thousands of climate change campaigners have attended a rally in London, calling for world leaders to act urgently on the issue.

The action included a march from the US embassy to Trafalgar Square, where celebrities joined a demonstration.

Some 22,500 people attended the rally, said the police while organisers said 25,000. There were no arrests.

Ashok Sinha, director of Stop Climate Chaos, said climate change was "the biggest threat the planet faces".

The academic middle class in action. These people are amongst the biggest contributors to climate change (since they are above average in wealth, although not quite as wealthy as they used to be in the good old days). So they can shout all they want, but they are a bigger part of the problem than they are part of the solution. And one of their demands at the rally was that all fossil fuels be banned by 2020. Right. Once upon a time we were supposed to reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2050, then 80% then 90%, now it is supposed to be 100% by 2020. Very credible. Just make a number and a year up, but make sure it is more and more extreme each time, otherwise people will get bored.

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