Protesters invade the Aviation Emissions Trading Summit 2007.
London Rising Tide today interrupted delegates at the Aviation Emissions
Trading Summit, held at Selfridges Hotel, central London. They interrupted
proceedings with an impromptu speech and presentation, of a box of
atmosphere. Free shares for pre Emissions Trading Scheme atmosphere were
also given out to each delegate at the conference.
Protesters from London Rising Tide were at the conference today to
highlight the huge risk of accelerated climate change through flights.
This scheme will allow the industry to claim environmental credentials
when in fact stopping airport expansion and reducing flights is what is
required. The fact that these permits will be auctioned at a bargain price
will further add to the lack of impact that this scheme will have on the
ETS is an easy way for the super polluting aviation industry to cover
themselves with greenwash.
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To view a video of the action, click here.
The back of the shares to the atmosphere read:
We hereby grant you the right to make great personal profit from the
destruction of the human race of which you are a part and from who's
existence and misfortune you have benefited greatly.
We grant you the right to own the air that we breath and to fill it with
carcinogens and green house gasses.
If our government does not subsidise you with a sufficient volume of the
air in which to store your pollutants, we grant you the right to buy
farming land and natural forest habitats from less fortunate peoples, to
evict them from their homes and to replace them with monoculture
plantations of eucalyptus and mango. We grant you the good fortune to be
too busy making money to find out about the consequences of your actions
for your fellow human beings.
We grant you the right to avoid at all costs the investment of your hard
earned money into technologies free from fossil fuels. We recommend you
spend lavishly to lobby government and do not get ahead of the game and
outsmart your peers instead by developing safe, carbon-free methods of
May you forever continue to blame your peers, your shareholders, the
passengers, for the decisions you play your part in enacting. May you
never think to reduce your flights, to take a positive action, to play
your part in averting disaster for your fellow beings.
Carbon Trading. Not a way to tackle climate change.
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