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The 300-350 Show: Agrofuels and Climate Camp Preview

Climate Radio | 31.07.2008 13:17 | Climate Camp 2008 | Bio-technology | Climate Chaos | Ecology | London | World

We take a look at the crime against humanity that is agrofuels, as well as previewing this year's Camp for Climate Action.

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Biofuels have been condemned as a "crime against humanity" by the outgoing UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Jean Zeigler. We speak to Deepak Rughani of Biofuelwatch and find out

- Why agrofuels have been responsible for food riots, land grabs and increasing hunger around the globe
- Why the Gallagher report and others underestimate the impact of biofuels on climate change
- Why the Gallagher report is not independent
- Why we need to listen to the global calls for a moratorium on biofuels rather than industry and government's suggestion of a slow down

Ahead of this year's Camp for Climate Action we speak to Connor O'Brien about plans for sustainable living, education, and shutting down the coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent.

And we end the programme with a rough mix of "Soul Not Coal" a song written for the Camp by The Carbon Town Cryer.

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The 300-350 Show is named after what is now believed to the safe level in parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This finding is based on the work of James Hansen and his team in a paper titled "Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim."

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