Sunday, November 05, 2006

stop climate chaos

Travelled up to London for the Stop Climate Chaos demonstration yesterday with Gareth, Alan, Iona and Eilidh (before you ask, we went by coach!). Impressed by the very large turn-out and with some of the speakers. All the UK political parties now seem to be on board (in theory – promises are easy, action is the key), but will any real progress be made when China, USA, India, Brazil, Australia and others still stand on the sidelines looking the other way? Came across this Native American saying in the powerful “Hope, Friends, Love, Trust, Freedom” book by Neil Paynter (by Iona Community’s Wild Goose Publications) which seems to say it all: “We do not inherit the earth from our parents. We borrow it from our children”.

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