I spent most of today in London for the National Climate March. A pleasant wander through central London with few thousand other people. This was followed by a rally in Parliament Square which included a good speech from Nick Clegg.
It was a good atmosphere. I enjoyed listening to the drumming of the various bands. Although several of the Lib Dems I was with spent a lot of their time checking their Blackberrys!
A huge part of the reason why I am active in politics is my concern for environmental issues. The anger I feel for the way we continue to damage our precious planet is very deep. So it felt good to be part of this today. However, worthy as the efforts of the many people who marched today are, it is all very small when compared to the scale of the climate crisis we face and the actions we need to take. Climate change is a real and urgent problem for everyone and we all need to consider what we can do to force those in power to take notice.
Photos courtesy of Helen Duffett.
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