Sunday, October 29, 2006

I Count Rally Update

The I Count climate change rally - set to run from 1pm to 3pm this coming Saturday, November 4th at Trafalgar Square - has now announced its line-up of speakers.

Scheduled to appear during the day of action are KT Tunstall, Rob Newman, Miranda Richardson, Simon Amstell, Rufus Hous, Bishop of Liverpool, Adam Hart Davis, Dr Hany El Banna (President-Islamic Relief), Sharon Looremetais and Stop Climate Chaos Director Ashok Sinha.

Stop Climate Chaos (SCC) is a coalition of over 35 organizations - including Friends of the Earth, RSPB, Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam, Tearfund, Christian Aid, the Women's Institute and UNISON - who are coming together with the public to push the UK Government negotiate an international deal to keep global warming levels less that 2 degrees centigrade and introduce a Climate Change Bill into the Queens speech. Although the government has indicated that new climate legislation will be included in the November's Queen speech, all details have not been released and pressure is needed to ensure that British citizen's are offered a truly effective plan to curb greenhouse gases. Unlike that delivered to Canadians earlier in October following months of hype and government rhetoric.

The day of action is open to all members of the public and everyone is encouraged to join I Count at Trafalgar and to take part in the lead up march through London. Pack a lunch and add your voice to millions world wide who support strong action on climate change.

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