remember, tuesday is soylent green day
What about cutting back on Soylent Green? Because it's made of people!
Reuters, via Scientific American:
LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of climate change protesters marched near London's Heathrow airport on Sunday and pledged civil disobedience to draw attention to the impact of aviation on global warming.
Protest organizers say they plan to form a human chain at the site of a proposed third runway at the world's busiest international airport and to picket the headquarters of Heathrow's operator BAA through the night.
The protesters want Heathrow's expansion plans dropped and the growth of air travel halted. Their action comes at the height of the holiday season at an airport that handles nearly 70 million passengers a year.
Marchers with carnival-style floats and speakers adorned with flowers blaring music left a tented camp chanting "No third runway" and carrying a banner saying: "We are armed ... only with peer-reviewed science."
A smaller group of protesters scuffled briefly with police blocking their path as they marched down a road near the camp.
Scientists say air transport contributes to global warming, and the carbon dioxide gas and water vapor emitted by aircraft are four times more potent at high altitude than at sea level.
The British government says it is committed to tackling climate change and plans to set legally binding targets for cutting CO2 emissions -- but it also backs an expansion of air travel, which is set to double in the next 25 years.
This sort of thing will ultimately be the kind of global warming struggle that'll come to matter: it's fun to have concerts and talk about carbon sequestration and new gadgets to throw money at to combat the climate crisis, but a huge part, the biggest part, will be how much we're going to be willing to give up.