Posted by: hicca | December 16, 2009

HICCA at the Wave, 5 December

HICCA members were in force at the WAVE climate change demonstration. Sarah, Elaine and Marine had created a fantastic banner for the march which will, no doubt, get many outings at future events. A lot of us travelled down together on the Coaches laid on by the Co-op.

HICCA marchers with banner before WAVE march

HICCA marchers with banner before the WAVE march

There were blue hands, faces and bodies as far as the eye could see in either direction, which was some feat for a chilly dayin early December.  We felt that we needed to be at The Wave because the Copenhagen talks could prove to be such a defining moment in history. There were people from all ages  enjoying the carnival atmosphere.

There were people from all ages  enjoying the great atmosphere.

It is by no means inevitable that Copenhagen will see the fair deal that everyone at The Wave was calling for, but there was an undeniable sense of momentum as we rode the crest of our Wave past Downing St. and eventually engulfed the Houses of Parliament.

banner on marchIt was a great feeling to be marching alongside 50,000 others from all walks of life on the largest climate change demonstration ever seen in this country.

But the work doesn’t stop here. There’s plenty more campaigning to do during and after Copenhagen if we  are to sustain the pressure on our politicians to make them take the radical steps that are needed to avert climate chaos.

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