Climate protest goes under cover

Climate change protestors in Norwich were forced inside on Saturday as wet and windy weather battered the UK.

Climate change protestors in Norwich were forced inside on Saturday as wet and windy weather battered the UK.

Linking up with other thousands of campaigners in London and cities around the world to urge governments to make more effort to cut carbon, the Green Party organised rally was held in St Gregory's Church instead of outside in Pottergate.

Luckily Green Father Christmas was on hand to steer people in the right direction.

Rupert Read said: “In Norwich, the Green Party is working hard through the city council to deliver carbon-emission reductions so that our children can inherit a better climate-safe planet. Examples include support for walking, cycling and buses; support for recycling rather than incineration; and support for small local businesses rather than globalised mega-corporations. But far more needs to be done, locally nationally and internationally.”

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In London organisers said more than 10,000 people marched through the capital then held a rally outside the US Embassy.

A letter addressed to Prime Minister Gordon Brown highlighting their concerns was handed into 10 Downing Street and called for a series of measures to tackle the issue.

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The document told Mr Brown: “We feel that dealing with this threat should be the number one priority of the British Government, a priority for all areas of policy and across all departments of government.”

It went on to call on the British Government to do its upmost at the UN conference ``to secure an equitable emissions treaty that is effective in preventing the catastrophic destabilisation of global climate and which minimises dangerous climate change.”

The letter also urged Mr Brown's Government to worker harder on the domestic front and introduce as soon as possible a climate bill to reduce UK emissions by at least 80pc by 2050 and annually review targets so that there was less likelihood of a “slippage” in reaching targets.

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