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Climate Camp Trafalgar- Ice Bear action

lovenotlabels | 18.12.2009 01:42 | COP15 Climate Summit 2009 | Climate Chaos | South Coast

As Copenhagen refuses entry to NGO's and delegates from around the world, Climate Camp Trafalgar enter another day of solidarity action. This time, the target..... The London Ice Bear.... He just didn't see it coming.


The team at Climate Camp Trafalgar square saw another day of actions this wednesday. This time targeting a (corporate, aka M&S, sponsored ice sculpture.

The London Ice Bear ( has been attracting the attention of passers by in Trafalgar Square since friday the 11th of December. WWF (who are backing the ice bear) state, on their web page, that "everyone is invited to touch the ice sculpture. Artist Mark Coreth hopes that by touching this sculpture audiences can become sculptors themselves and make a direct connection with the bear and its icy Arctic kingdom, now under threat from man-made climate change."

Here at Climate Camp, we took this statement rather literally. Though, obviously, we felt the need to direct the focus away from the rather sweeping statement of "man made" climate change and give it a shove towards the more fitting statement of corperate funded climate chaos.

At around 4pm on Wednesday the 15th of december, Campaigners took a banner stating "This isn't just climate change, this is RBS funded climate chaos" and a kettle full of hot water (also branded with the RBS symbol) to the ice bear and proceeded to melt the bear with the 'hot water of capitalism'.

Artist and sculptor Mark Coreth was more than please to see his project "interacted" with in this way.

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climate campers left the banners fixed to the bear

18.12.2009 02:32




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  1. I don't get it — Only me
  2. But for completely the wrong reasons — I think you're right.....
  3. change tactic — oi oi
  4. Alienating — Grumble
  5. re grumble — OI OI
  6. @Ol Ol — Camp follower
  7. Not all — alpha_geek
  8. CC have lost the plot — former climate camper
  9. a contemplative note on your comments — lovenotlabels
  10. Quick response — former climate camper
  11. Kropotkin Was Right — T