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Climate activists pay Jeremy Clarkson a visit

Keith Parkins | 17.09.2009 15:04 | COP15 Climate Summit 2009 | Climate Chaos | Ecology | Social Struggles

This morning seven activists from Climate Rush on the Run decided to pay Jeremy Clarkson a visit.

"Seven of our activists dumped dung on Jeremy Clarkson's front lawn this morning – he can deal with our emissions since he won't deal with his!" -- Climate Rush on the Run

"I'm the biggest libertarian of them all -- I'm dumping dung at Clarkson's gates so he might understand that his attitude will land us all in the shit." -- Tamsin Omond"
"Jeremy is keen to land us in the shit! So he can have ours ... ' -- Climate Rush on the Run

At a cost to the environment of an estimated 1.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions, petrol head Jeremy Clarkson drove to the Arctic to deliberately antagonise environmentalists.

The Arctic is a fragile environment. CO2 emissions in the Arctic has a disproportionate bad impact. The Arctic is warming much faster than predicted, the ice is melting much faster than predicted.

Temperatures are rising fastest at the poles. The Arctic Ice Sheet is vanishing. Were the Greenland Ice Sheet to melt, sea levels would rise by 17 metres. Many coastal cities, including London, Bangladesh, South Pacific Islands, would not survive these sea levels.

The Arctic is expected to be ice free in the summertime sometime between 2011 and 2015, that is 80 years ahead of what was predicted only a few years ago!

This morning seven activists from Climate Camp on the Run decided to pay Jeremy Clarkson a visit. They dumped a pile of horse maure on his front lawn.

Climate Camp on the Run are wending their way through England from Sipson near Heathrow to Totnes in Devon. They are highlighting and raising awareness of climate change with the occasional direct action against climate criminals.

Last weekend, Australian activists tried to shut down Hazelewood, the world's dirtiest coal-fired power station.

The next big action in the UK will be at Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station, 17-18 October 2009.

Ahead of the Climate Talks in Copenhagen in December, there is to be a worldwide day of action on 24 October 2009.

Keith Parkins
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