This morning 19 Greenpeace activists are occupying the roofs of Canada’s Parliament Buildings.
They took this action to highlight to highlight the failure of Prime Minister Harper and Opposition Leader Ignatieff to help end the growing loss of human lives from the ever-worsening climate crisis.
We targeted Harper and Ignatieff on the opening day of the Copenhagen climate conference because they don’t support science-based targets that will lead to significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, they support the expansion of the tar sands.
Activists have unfurled two 12 x 7 metre banners on the West Block of Parliament reading “Harper/Ignatieff: Climate Inaction Costs Lives;” and “Harper/Ignatieff: L’inaction climatique coute des vies.”
This is the fifth action Greenpeace has undertaken since September to bring attention to climate inaction in Canada and the climate crimes of tar sands development.
Through the KYOTOplus campaign 150,000 Canadians have demanded action from Ottawa to prevent climate chaos. Harper and Ignatieff have ignored requests to sign on to KYOTOplus. They don’t listen to Canadians who want action on climate change.
Sign the KYOTOplus petition Demand action on climate change
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Email or call Prime Minister Harper and Opposition Leader Ignatieff.
Suggested E-mail text:
I support today’s Greenpeace action at Parliament calling for action on climate change. For far too long, Canada has avoided taking action. This is embarrassing. Canada must support legally binding, science-based reduction targets at the Copenhagen climate conference. It’s time Canada became a leader on climate change.
Prime Minister Harper:
(613) 992-4211 Ottawa; (403) 253-7990 Calgary constituency office
Opposition Leader Ignatieff:
(613) 995-9363 Ottawa; (416) 251-5510 Etobicoke constituency office
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That is all from youtube, the Greenpeace website, and an e-mail newsletter that I get from Greenpeace Canada whenever something happens. I've already e-mailed both the PM and Ignatieff, and signed the Kyoto Plus thing.