It’s the Climate Revolution: 400 pledge to cut their carbon footprint

Bournemouth Echo: MESSAGE: Laura Perkins, manager of the Lush branch in Bournemouth town centre, with other members of staff MESSAGE: Laura Perkins, manager of the Lush branch in Bournemouth town centre, with other members of staff

CAMPAIGNERS took to the streets of Bournemouth in summery shorts and T-shirts to raise awareness of how global warming is affecting weather patterns.

They were taking part in a national campaign organised by Climate Revolution, founded by fashion designer Viv-ienne Westwood, and high street store Lush, where they work.

As well as raising awareness with a banner and their unseasonal get-up, the group have been getting people to sign a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint, with more than 400 people signing up since the campaign started on January 1.

Laura Perkins, 26, store manager at Lush in Old Christchurch Road, said: “We have certainly been getting some funny looks in this get-up, and it is freezing when you’re wearing shorts, but the message we’re trying to get across is that there is a reason the weather is going crazy at the moment.

“Most of the people we have spoken to so far have agreed that the weather is all over the place.

“Global warming is happening, and we have got to make a stand about it now.

“If we all do a little something, all of that adds up and makes a difference.

“Everyone in the store has made a pledge to give something up or do something a better way – for instance I will only use reusable bags for my shopping.

“Anyone who signs up to Climate Revolution gets advice on cutting their carbon footprint and being more eco-friendly, as well as a badge.”

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12:08pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Cerdicjute says...

And a volcanic eruption or two will negate any attempt to reduce our 'carbon footprints' or tackle 'climate change' or 'global warming' or whatever it is called today in order to fit perceived weather patterns and the media narrative.

I am still waiting for an explanation as to how the medieval warm period was caused without 6 billion people all driving gas-guzzling 4x4s living in homes powered by coal-fired power stations belching out acrid smoke all day.

Methinks the climate agenda is hogwash.
And a volcanic eruption or two will negate any attempt to reduce our 'carbon footprints' or tackle 'climate change' or 'global warming' or whatever it is called today in order to fit perceived weather patterns and the media narrative. I am still waiting for an explanation as to how the medieval warm period was caused without 6 billion people all driving gas-guzzling 4x4s living in homes powered by coal-fired power stations belching out acrid smoke all day. Methinks the climate agenda is hogwash. Cerdicjute
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12:38pm Wed 30 Jan 13

beachcomber1 says...

i will attempt to curb my carbon footprint when things like motorsports and airshows are banned.
i will attempt to curb my carbon footprint when things like motorsports and airshows are banned. beachcomber1
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12:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Hessenford says...

Global warming, climate change, call it what you like, its the biggest sting of the century.
Far from all burning to death it looks as if we will all drown at the moment.
I bet Laura Perkins drives her car to work in this weather.
Years ago it was called global warming because of the hot summers like 1976, now things are cooler they call it climate change just to keep the pressure on, its all nonsense, I like the commenter above, am still waiting for an explanation of how the medieval warm period was caused without 6 billion people all driving gas-guzzling 4x4s living in homes powered by coal-fired power stations belching out acrid smoke all day..
No body has yet come up with an answer, this climate change is a naturally occurring cycle in my opinion and no one can argue that its not unless they have lived for hundreds of years.
Global warming is a global con and someone is making many millions out of it.
Global warming, climate change, call it what you like, its the biggest sting of the century. Far from all burning to death it looks as if we will all drown at the moment. I bet Laura Perkins drives her car to work in this weather. Years ago it was called global warming because of the hot summers like 1976, now things are cooler they call it climate change just to keep the pressure on, its all nonsense, I like the commenter above, am still waiting for an explanation of how the medieval warm period was caused without 6 billion people all driving gas-guzzling 4x4s living in homes powered by coal-fired power stations belching out acrid smoke all day.. No body has yet come up with an answer, this climate change is a naturally occurring cycle in my opinion and no one can argue that its not unless they have lived for hundreds of years. Global warming is a global con and someone is making many millions out of it. Hessenford
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12:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

beachcomber1 says...

al gore made his pile. it's one of the many ways over the years that US politicians have siphoned off Federal funds into their private pockets.
al gore made his pile. it's one of the many ways over the years that US politicians have siphoned off Federal funds into their private pockets. beachcomber1
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1:01pm Wed 30 Jan 13

muscliffman says...

Cerdicjute wrote:
And a volcanic eruption or two will negate any attempt to reduce our 'carbon footprints' or tackle 'climate change' or 'global warming' or whatever it is called today in order to fit perceived weather patterns and the media narrative.

I am still waiting for an explanation as to how the medieval warm period was caused without 6 billion people all driving gas-guzzling 4x4s living in homes powered by coal-fired power stations belching out acrid smoke all day.

Methinks the climate agenda is hogwash.
The explanation you seek is simple, it is why the UK is now an Island due to a pre-historic period of rising sea-levels - planes. Not the 4x4s or the coal power stations, it was all those polluting jet planes that stone-age man used - warming the climate.

I presume these 'global warming, carbon footprint' people believe in Father Christmas and a flat earth too! - bless. (hate to spoil the party, but we are actually in a period of global cooling - official since mid-nineties)

Hogwash indeed, but useful and profitable hogwash for a few!
[quote][p][bold]Cerdicjute[/bold] wrote: And a volcanic eruption or two will negate any attempt to reduce our 'carbon footprints' or tackle 'climate change' or 'global warming' or whatever it is called today in order to fit perceived weather patterns and the media narrative. I am still waiting for an explanation as to how the medieval warm period was caused without 6 billion people all driving gas-guzzling 4x4s living in homes powered by coal-fired power stations belching out acrid smoke all day. Methinks the climate agenda is hogwash.[/p][/quote]The explanation you seek is simple, it is why the UK is now an Island due to a pre-historic period of rising sea-levels - planes. Not the 4x4s or the coal power stations, it was all those polluting jet planes that stone-age man used - warming the climate. I presume these 'global warming, carbon footprint' people believe in Father Christmas and a flat earth too! - bless. (hate to spoil the party, but we are actually in a period of global cooling - official since mid-nineties) Hogwash indeed, but useful and profitable hogwash for a few! muscliffman
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1:27pm Wed 30 Jan 13

harrythered says...

Guillible fools, how do they explain the fact that global temps haven't risen for 16 years despite CO2 (a vital plant fertiliser) increasing.
Guillible fools, how do they explain the fact that global temps haven't risen for 16 years despite CO2 (a vital plant fertiliser) increasing. harrythered
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2:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

BIGTONE says...

It won't make any difference what we do when the US,INDIA,CHINA and RUSSIA spew out millions of tons of pollutants into the atmosphere.
It won't make any difference what we do when the US,INDIA,CHINA and RUSSIA spew out millions of tons of pollutants into the atmosphere. BIGTONE
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2:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

harrythered says...

BIGTONE wrote:
It won't make any difference what we do when the US,INDIA,CHINA and RUSSIA spew out millions of tons of pollutants into the atmosphere.
CO2 is not a pollutant, it is vital for all life on this planet.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: It won't make any difference what we do when the US,INDIA,CHINA and RUSSIA spew out millions of tons of pollutants into the atmosphere.[/p][/quote]CO2 is not a pollutant, it is vital for all life on this planet. harrythered
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5:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

fourdegrees says...

Well done, Bournemouth Echo, for gathering exclusively non-science responses on your comments section. Typical skeptic nonsense. For answers to all those questions, and more, go to http://www.skeptical
science.com/The-Scie
ntific-Guide-to-Glob
al-Warming-Skepticis
m.html
Well done, Bournemouth Echo, for gathering exclusively non-science responses on your comments section. Typical skeptic nonsense. For answers to all those questions, and more, go to http://www.skeptical science.com/The-Scie ntific-Guide-to-Glob al-Warming-Skepticis m.html fourdegrees
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8:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

BIGTONE says...

harrythered wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
It won't make any difference what we do when the US,INDIA,CHINA and RUSSIA spew out millions of tons of pollutants into the atmosphere.
CO2 is not a pollutant, it is vital for all life on this planet.
Carbon footprint is defined as several gases.CHG=water vapour,carbon dioxide,methane and nitrous oxide.

The pollutants increase all these gases to a dangerous level even carbon dioxide. I can see any of these gases killing us if high enough concentration.
As I said before,what we do will make no difference as the other countries will kill us.
[quote][p][bold]harrythered[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: It won't make any difference what we do when the US,INDIA,CHINA and RUSSIA spew out millions of tons of pollutants into the atmosphere.[/p][/quote]CO2 is not a pollutant, it is vital for all life on this planet.[/p][/quote]Carbon footprint is defined as several gases.CHG=water vapour,carbon dioxide,methane and nitrous oxide. The pollutants increase all these gases to a dangerous level even carbon dioxide. I can see any of these gases killing us if high enough concentration. As I said before,what we do will make no difference as the other countries will kill us. BIGTONE
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8:25pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Yes, that'll make a big dent in what China and India pump into the environment every day. Still, if it makes them feel happy, stops them campaigning against something useful, like wind farms.........
Yes, that'll make a big dent in what China and India pump into the environment every day. Still, if it makes them feel happy, stops them campaigning against something useful, like wind farms......... Letcommonsenseprevail
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11:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

s-pb2 says...

So what will they do if any of the 400 who pledged to reduce their carbon footprint not do so?
So what will they do if any of the 400 who pledged to reduce their carbon footprint not do so? s-pb2
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4:59am Thu 31 Jan 13

Phixer says...

With all this carbon allegedly falling from the sky, how come I don't see my footprint on the ground with all the pencil leads and generator brushes littering the streets?
With all this carbon allegedly falling from the sky, how come I don't see my footprint on the ground with all the pencil leads and generator brushes littering the streets? Phixer
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5:04am Thu 31 Jan 13

Phixer says...

muscliffman wrote:
Cerdicjute wrote:
And a volcanic eruption or two will negate any attempt to reduce our 'carbon footprints' or tackle 'climate change' or 'global warming' or whatever it is called today in order to fit perceived weather patterns and the media narrative.

I am still waiting for an explanation as to how the medieval warm period was caused without 6 billion people all driving gas-guzzling 4x4s living in homes powered by coal-fired power stations belching out acrid smoke all day.

Methinks the climate agenda is hogwash.
The explanation you seek is simple, it is why the UK is now an Island due to a pre-historic period of rising sea-levels - planes. Not the 4x4s or the coal power stations, it was all those polluting jet planes that stone-age man used - warming the climate.

I presume these 'global warming, carbon footprint' people believe in Father Christmas and a flat earth too! - bless. (hate to spoil the party, but we are actually in a period of global cooling - official since mid-nineties)

Hogwash indeed, but useful and profitable hogwash for a few!
Hogwash indeed.

Can these people explain why the sea levels rose to make the UK an island but the sea levels also retreated to make the port of Tenterden and Rye so far from the sea?

And all in the days before aircraft or refridgerators.

Cow ****!!
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cerdicjute[/bold] wrote: And a volcanic eruption or two will negate any attempt to reduce our 'carbon footprints' or tackle 'climate change' or 'global warming' or whatever it is called today in order to fit perceived weather patterns and the media narrative. I am still waiting for an explanation as to how the medieval warm period was caused without 6 billion people all driving gas-guzzling 4x4s living in homes powered by coal-fired power stations belching out acrid smoke all day. Methinks the climate agenda is hogwash.[/p][/quote]The explanation you seek is simple, it is why the UK is now an Island due to a pre-historic period of rising sea-levels - planes. Not the 4x4s or the coal power stations, it was all those polluting jet planes that stone-age man used - warming the climate. I presume these 'global warming, carbon footprint' people believe in Father Christmas and a flat earth too! - bless. (hate to spoil the party, but we are actually in a period of global cooling - official since mid-nineties) Hogwash indeed, but useful and profitable hogwash for a few![/p][/quote]Hogwash indeed. Can these people explain why the sea levels rose to make the UK an island but the sea levels also retreated to make the port of Tenterden and Rye so far from the sea? And all in the days before aircraft or refridgerators. Cow ****!! Phixer
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8:15am Thu 31 Jan 13

fourdegrees says...

Yes, all your questions (assuming they are not rhetorical) can be answered here, why not try reading about the science? http://www.skeptical
science.com/The-Scie
ntific-Guide-to-Glob
al-Warming-Skepticis
m.html
Yes, all your questions (assuming they are not rhetorical) can be answered here, why not try reading about the science? http://www.skeptical science.com/The-Scie ntific-Guide-to-Glob al-Warming-Skepticis m.html fourdegrees
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