Climate Crisis public meetings

In the run up to the Kyoto Climate March we will be holding a number of Public Meetings on the 'Climate Crisis' (scale & nature of the Climate threat, politics of Climate change, how to fight the Bush administration on climate, building a movement to press for urgent action) around the country. Details of the meetings (available so far) are as follows:

Birmingham - meeting rescheduled for Thurdsay, February 3rd, see below.

Cardiff Tuesday, 25th January, 7.00 pm, at the Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Cardiff, 62 Park place, Cardiff CF10 3AS. Speakers include Tim-Helweg Larsen, lately of the Global Commons Institute with a presentation as given to the United nations at the COP Climate conference in Buenos Aires in December; Neil Crumpton from Friends of the Earth Cymru; Helen-Mary Jones, Plaid Cymru Welsh Assembly spokesperson for the environment; and Phil Thornhill from Campaign against Climate Change. Contact 07811 835 345 or 07903316331.

Oxford Wednesday 26th January, 7.30pm. at The Vaults and Garden cafe at St Mary's Church, High Street, Oxford (entrance via Radcliffe Square).
Talks and climate change slideshow by Mark Lynas and George Marshall; with Jo Hamilton, 'No New Oil' campaigner, Oxford councillor Craig Simmons (Green Party) and Anna Hoyles from Globalise Resistance; chaired by Phil Thornhill from Campaign against Climate Change. Organic, fair-trade bar available for snacks and drinks including beer and wine.

Liverpool meeting resurrected - see below.

Brighton Thursday, January 27th 2005, 18.00-20.00 pm, at the Chichester Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex
A Meeting on 'Global Climate Change' with Mark Lynas, author of 'High Tide: News from a Warming World', Dr. Mayer Hillman, author of 'How We Can Save the Planet', Keith Taylor, Brighton & Hove Green Party Parliamentary candidate and Phil Thornhill from Campaign against Climate Change.

Manchester Thursday, January 27th, 7.00 pm at Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1NL
Speakers include Chris Davies MEP (Lib Dem), Steven Durrant, Green Party ppc for Manchester Central, Dave Coleman from Manchester Friends of the Earth and Graham Thompson from Campaign against Climate Change.

Bristol Monday, January 31st, 7.30 pm at the Central Quaker Meeting House, River street, Bristol 2.
Speakers include Mike Birkin from South West Friends of the Earth, Charlie Bolton from Bristol Green Party, Ann Lemon from Globalise Resistance and Phil Thornhill from Campaign against Climate Change.

Norwich Tuesday 1st February, 7.30 pm at the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane (off St Giles Street- directly down the hill from the side of City Hall). Map here . Speakers include Tim-Helweg Larsen, lately of the Global Commons Institute with a presentation as given to the United nations at the COP Climate conference in Buenos Aires in December; Norwich councillor Adrian Ramsey (Green Party), Marie Bunting from Globalise Resistance and Phil Thornhill from Campaign against Climate Change.

Southampton Wednesday 2nd February. 7.00 pm at Southampton University on Highfield Campus in the Nuffield Building Lecture Theatre A. Speakers include Phil Thornhill from Campaign against Climate Change, Dave Hubble, local Greenpeace Co-ordinator and Anna Hoyles from Globalise Resistance; chaired by Southampton Friends of the Earth.

London Thursday, 3rd February, 7.00 pm at the Edward Lewis Lecture Theatre, University College London, on the corner of Howland Street and Cleveland street - under the Post Office Tower [PLEASE NOTE NOT GOWER STREET AS LISTED EARLIER & ON SOME LEAFLETS], London.
Speakers: George Monbiot , Jean Lambert MEP (Green party) and Tony Juniper, Director, Friends of the Earth, with Jonathan Neale from Globalise Resistance, Harfiyah Haleem from the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences and Phil Thornhill from the Campaign against Climate Change.

Birmingham Thursday February 3rd, 7.30 pm at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Top Foyer. Contact Birmingham Friends of the Earth, 0121 632 6909.
Speakers: Clare Short MP , Fazlun Khalid, Director of IFEES ('Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences', Barney Smith from Birmingham Green Party, a speaker from Birmingham Friends of the Earth and Graham Thompson from Campaign against Climate Change; chaired by Chris Crean, co-ordinator West Midlands Friends of the Earth.

Liverpool Friday February 4th. 6.00 pm in the 'Heart and Soul' Restaurant/Bar, 62 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool 3. Contact Clara Paillard 07910 097 607, clarouf[at]yahoo.fr A speaker from Globalise Resistance, Phil Thornhill from Campaign against Climate Change and Frank Kennedy, North West Co-ordinator for Friends of the Earth .

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