Tuesday, 31 January 2012

How the global 1% is trashing the planet and stealing your future

2 - 4 pm

Tent City University, Occupy London Stock Exchange, St Paul’s, London.

  • George Monbiot
  • Helena Paul, Econexus
  • Claire Morris, Youth Climate Alliance
  • Shahrar Ali, Green Party
  • Suzanne Jeffery, Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group

The 1% are carrying on with "business as usual" regardless of the social and economic costs - or the environmental costs, for the 99%. This panel discussion will explore how climate change is not some abstract future threat, but is already killing thousands each year of those in countries which have no power and no voice on the world stage. Even in "rich" countries, the 99% are already paying the price of climate change through higher food and energy prices, and this situation can only get worse unless we make our economy sustainable for the long term good of all, and give ordinary people real power over the decisions which affect them.

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