Six weeks ago I had a look at the Campaign against Climate Change’s zombie blog.
I was alerted by Robin Guenier to a video at
which was part of a campaign to relaunch their mass movement
Robin left a comment, the first in ages at their blog. He was followed by Charlesx, Philip Bratby, Alex Cull, Lapogus, SandyS (who quoted Robert Burns to some effect), TinyCO2, Radical Rodent, manicbeancounter, tim, and me.
Tim ws the only supporter of the campaign, saying “Pay no notice of the sceptics, guys! Great video!!” He got two plus ticks and eleven minuses. Robin won this slightly daft game, with 28 plus and zero minus ticks.
We nine sceptics made a variety of objections, which met with no response.
Their current home page has four items: the first:
another video, was put up on 3rd of October,in preparation for their big campaign launch on 7th of October. On 22nd October I was viewer number 96 on Youtube.
Global Day of Action GDA 2013 – 16th November – Bringing people around the world together to fight against global climate change.
Want to volunteer and help out the campaign but don’t have time to volunteer regularly? This page is for you!
We regularly need stewards to do some vital work at various events (marches, camps, conferences, etc). So why don’t you join our pool of stewards and receive alerts when help is needed?
This is a blog article: “IPCC Mythbusting” Submitted by Claire on Thursday 26th September. There are 7 comments by Robin Guenier, Climate Learner, me, and Alex Cull. This time there was not a single supporting voice for the article. ClimateLearner, whose name I don’t recognise from sceptic blogs, said: “I must say this Guenier chap is making more sense than the main article itself does. Surely here of all places we could expect to get a more convincing article”. Once again, Robin won the popularity contest, with 13 plus votes, three times the number of commenters.
Today was their big day, the day of the FossilFree London Lobby Tour.
[Why should anyone want a fossil free London? what is it about the Greens that they can take a term like “fossil” or “carbon” and turn it into a rude word? Did they have some really bad experience in first year General Science?]
They had a post about it
It ended a few hours ago, and as far as I can see, only Tara Clarke of Carbon Bubble was there and has tweeted about it.
(looks like it went down like a lead balloon)
Tara says she has posted photos on Facebook but I can’t find them. I did find a comment saying that three people like that. They are called Ruthi Brandt, Global Power Shift UK, and Tim Padmore. Whether they were there for the demo they don’t say.
[Wouldn’t history have been different if Twitter had existed then! “1797: Bastille stormed: 5 people tweet they like that”]
Whatever. The attempt to render London fossil free is over. Next stop: Warsaw.
Come with us to Warsaw for COP19
For this year’s COP, we’re joining forces with Climate and Social Justice of Belgium to mobilize as many activists as possible to march on the streets of Warsaw. We do this in the promise that:
– We will not turn away from the climate negotiations!
– We will not forget to act and put pressure on global processes!
– We will mobilize again against imposed false solutions!
– We will fight together for climate and social justice!
We are grateful for anybody who can spare four days in November to join us: first, on the of evening Thursday 14th November, we will take the coach from London to Brussels. Return Coach ticket to Brussels + Return Train ticket to Warsaw £ 170.00.
[That means leaving London Thursday evening and arriving in Warsaw Saturday morning, with a stop over on the sofa of fellow militants in Brussels].
A quick visit to Ryanair reveals that I can make the same journey by air in two hours for £23.98 return. But then I wouldn’t get to spend 72 hours on trains and buses in the company of my fellow militants and a sleep-over on the sofa of a Belgian fighter for Climate Justice.