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A little film about climate change, very good but very frightening:

http://www.cinerebelde.org/wake-up-frea ... anguage=en
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i've never been able to understand why people who wouldn't dream of taking a 1000:1 chance when crossing the road with their kids (which would mean getting run over about once a year) are quite happy to take a 1000:1 chance on catastrophic climate change not happening (leading among other things to the likely extinction of all mammalian species, including our own)

tho i still meet people who think the whole climate change thing has no reality to it and that there's no danger at all, and therefore there's no point in worrying about it

but as i've said before, i draw great comfort from the fact that no matter how bad things get, it's almost certain that some species of bacteria will survive... in which case good luck to them :)

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Yes Joelle things are serious I'm now teaching what we call the Powerdown course here in Ireland check out the Transition Town Kenmare face book group for what we are trying to do about Climate change and Ithink more importantly Peak Oil and the Economic meltdown! We in Ireland are also making our contribution to the collapse of capitalism by every man woman and child being now over 200,000 euros in personal debt ! mad or what?

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Hi' Steve, maybe you should edit into that message, the link for Transition Town Kenmare.

Jo, - good animated film but it took ages to download on my antiquated system.

Weed, - Long live bacteria. - Human is the new dinosaur.
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At the climate camp, i found this very interresting magazine:

http://turbulence.org.uk/turbulence-4/

I've been translating some of it for our paper archipel.
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And by the way, i sincerely think the situation is going to deteriorate, one of the reason why i'm so keen on having the reunion this summer, i'm not sure it will be that easy to travel that far in a couple of years!
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i'm fairly sure that i'm deteriorating at a faster rate than the planet is :(

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Something to do aboutit:

What follows is an important update about timing and texting for everyone attending the Climate Camp in London's Square Mile, April 1 during the G20 www.climatecamp.org.uk/g20 Please forward this to your mates and any lists you are on.

On April 1, we will convergence on the European Climate Exchange, Hasilwood House, 62 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AW at 12:30 exactly. If we are to be successful, it is very important that we all arrive at the Climate Exchange at the same time. We must swoop in from different directions, and under different means to all arrive within a minute or two of each other. We therefore advise that people meet up with their mates early, and somewhere within easy reach of the Climate Exchange. Then, at the appropriate moment, leave quickly, and timed to arrive at exactly 12:30.
You may even want to practice beforehand and be mindful that you may get substantially delayed at nearby tube stations on April 1.

Things may change on the day, perhaps significantly. There is a text message news service which will be available during and in advance of the G20 Leaders meeting. We strongly recommend that people subscribe to it at http://smsalerts.tachanka.org/cc/. It is possible, even likely, that the place that we finally set up camp will not be the Climate Exchange.

Please come prepared to be as self-sufficient as possible. A list of
items to bring can be found at http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/g20 . The website will also be updated closer to April 1st as further details become available.

There is also a facebook group
http//www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=49600653225 Please invite your friends. We are currently blocked from messaging guests, so please pass this information on to all your mates. People can also subscribe to the climatecamp newsletter for information:
https://lists.riseup.net/www/subrequest/climatecamp

Finally, you may be interested in a game of capture the flag which is happening near the Climate Exchange on Friday 20th of March, 6 pm from Liverpool Station.
http://capturetheflaglondon.blogspot.co ... ag-ii.html
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=55655257357

See you on Financial and Fossil Fools Day!
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Climate swoop

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be ready for a high impact day of climate-related outreaching, shenanigans and general tomfoolery!:
To sign up: http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/swoop-update

The infos:
*IF YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN THE SWOOP – SIGN UP TO THE TEXT MESSAGING
SERVICE ON THE WEBSITE NOW !!*
http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/swoop-update

Over 900 people have signed up for the Summer Swoop in the first 2 weeks,
which is a brilliant start. If every single one of you is in London by 12
noon on Wed 26th August, we’ll be an unstoppable swooping force! But the
swoop is now ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY today, and we still need more people, so
please keep inviting your friends.

(1) HERE’S THE PLAN...
(2) CHOOSE YOUR COLOUR
(3) BE PREPARED TO SWOOP AND STAY
(4) WHAT TO BRING

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

(1) HERE’S THE PLAN…
Everyone needs to be in London and prepared to swoop from 12 noon on
Wednesday 26 August. Swoop starting positions will be announced online -
keep your eye on the website in the preceding 48 hours... !

Everyone needs to sign up to be in one of the coloured groups detailed on
the website. Each of these will have a different meet-up point on the day.
After that the fun will begin.

(2) CHOOSE YOUR COLOUR
If you want to be in the same group as your friends, you’ll need to sign
up for the same group. Get chatting now and then all sign up for the SMS
updates on the website. This is the primary way that we will know that
we’ve got enough people in each group and everything’s on track. The 10
colours are:

Green – Accessible and child friendly group
White - North Bike group (Cyclists only!)
Brown - South Bike group (Cyclists only!)
Pink - North (On foot/public transport)
Blue - South (On foot/public transport)
Purple - West (On foot/public transport)
Red - West (On foot/public transport)
Yellow - East (On foot/public transport)
Silver - East (On foot/public transport)
Orange/Invisible - not meeting up in a public place (On foot/public
transport)

Some of you may prefer to choose your own meeting point in London - one
that won't be publicly announced. If you'd like to choose your own
meeting spot, sign up for the Orange/Invisible swoop group!

You can sign up to your chosen colour here:
http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/swoop-update

If you don’t have a mobile phone, it’s probably best to pair up with
someone who does. Once you’ve chosen your colour, get creative! Wear
something in your chosen colour on the day. There may be loads to do in
your swoop group, so get involved.

(3) BE PREPARED TO SWOOP AND STAY
The crucial thing about the swoop is that we get large numbers of people
to take part, and that we all stay to set up and defend the Camp until
everyone else starts arriving. This means it’s a 24 hour thing, so you
need to bring your stuff for the Camp, take the day off if you need to,
and bring food to feed yourself until the kitchens are up and running. If
everyone thinks they’re coming for an hour and then goes home we won’t
have a defendable site.

(4) WHAT TO BRING
- A one-day Zone 1-6 Travel Card (you may be required to travel on all
forms of public transport)
- Water
- Snacks/food
- Sleeping stuff
- Your tent
- All weather clothing
- A luggage label in case you get separated from your stuff
- Anything else you want to bring to Camp

That’s it for now. As we say, the starting points for the Swoop will be
announced closer to the time, and the location of the Camp itself won’t be
announced until the moment of the Swoop! But make sure you’re signed up to
as may methods of communication as possible so you receive the news as
soon as we have it:

SMS updates: http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/swoop-update
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=238893455547
Climate Camp Newsletter: https://lists.riseup.net/www/subrequest/climatecamp
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/climatecamp

If you've got any questions for us, drop us a line via
summerswoop@googlemail.com

Happy swooping,
Summer Swoop

ps. We know, we know, swoops are like buses – you wait all summer for one
and then two come along at once. For anyone confused, the Great Climate
Swoop is a mass action to shut down Drax or Ratcliffe-on-Soar on 17-18
October - see http://www.thegreatclimateswoop.org/ to vote for which one
to shut down. It’s also going to be incredible! But first things first...

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