Mittwoch, 5. März 2008

Catholics against coal!

One of the most obnoxious things business lobbyists say when they try to dismiss justified protest is something like: "I only ever hear this complaint in London and New York, never in Manila or Delhi." Well, bollocks to that. The movement against coal, for example, is not just a past time for rich boys in the West with nothing better to do. It's a truly global - and it is especially powerful in Asia. That it is not a fringe movement, but deeply rooted in society, was proven by my South East Asian colleagues again today. Together with the Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines, they have said NO to coal in Iliolo. Read the full story here. And, if you are Catholic, write to the Pope and the Polish church. In the run up to the next global climate conference in Poznan this December, they should come out against coal too! Coal kills. Quit now. It's easier than turning water into wine, I promise.

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