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Climate change activity reaches Stansted Airport

Peter Simpson | 22.08.2007 17:56 | Climate Camp 2007 | Climate Chaos | Cambridge | London

Climate camp activists target Stansted Airport in an increasing wave of activity. Leaflets were handed out and a slogan attached to a wall on a main entrance/exit. Activists then left, as quickly as they had arrived, on public transport.

On Tuesday Evening, the ever increasing circle of action reached Stansted Airport, as a group of campaigners, initially posing as tourists, arrived at the airport. Leaflets were distributed around the airport highlighting the risk of 90% of life on our planet perishing and the hypocrisy of the Government on the issue. The PlaneStupid slogan “Climate Change Kills” was also attached to a wall on a main entrance/exit in protest at both the Airports existing contribution to climate change and the extra damage that would be caused if Stansted succeeds in getting its second runway.
Local climate campaigner Peter Simpson, a resident of Colchester and Chair of the Liberal Democrat Society at the University of Essex, expressed his desire for the people of Essex and around the country to take note of the actions at Heathrow and to work together to show the authorities that we can be heard and that we can win the battle to save the planet from runaway climate change.
“The time to act is now”, he said, “peer reviewed science has shown that a two-degree increase will be a disaster for billions of people, and we will all have to pay a worst price if changes we make to our living come too late.”
Campaigners have stressed that their action is however not against individual holiday makers, but at frequent flyers and the big businesses that control our way of life and our appetite for the skies.
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