Just a reminder – the national climate march takes place tomorrow. All the details are on the website if you’re joining.
If anyone wants to come with me, I plan to be at St Matthew’s church on Great Peter Street, for the service there at 11. Operation Noah, Christian Ecology Link and others are starting from there too, and it’s a short walk round the corner to join everybody else.
The demonstration is a call for action at the UN’s climate change talks in Bali, where delegates from 180 countries are discussing what should follow the Kyoto agreement, due to expire in 2012. There was some good news earlier in the conference when Australia declared that it would finally ratify Kyoto, a swift move by the new prime minister Kevin Rudd. This leaves the US as the only developed nation yet to sign.
Kyoto only called for a 5% reduction of emissions below the 1990 levels. The science varies, but a more useful reduction needs to be 60-80% to make any real difference, so bold action from the UN is crucial, and American involvement is vital – that’s why tomorrow’s march ends with a rally outside the US embassy.