Dozens of anti-pipeline and oil sands activists gathered Saturday in downtown Calgary as part of a nation-wide protest focusing on climate change.
The peaceful gathering in Calgary, held inside the Plus—15 walkway between the headquarters of Enbridge and TransCanada Corp., was part of the Defend Our Climate protest that took place in 130 communities across Canada.
The protest was held as world leaders in Poland for the United Nations Climate Change Conference discuss plans for international co-operation on the issue.
Protestors in Calgary said the Harper government is refusing to take meaningful action when it comes to climate change.
Chantal Chagnon with the Idle No More movement, said they’re trying to get the attention of the energy industry and the Canadian Parliament to the growing global opposition to “pipelines, tar sands expansions and other polices that contribute to runaway climate change.”
“We’re seeing the effects of global warming and we can’t keep denying it because obviously something is happening,” Chagnon said.
Something is happening, all right. The Man Above is laughing at you.
Originally about 300 people were slated to participate in the Calgary protest, but due to a snow storm only about 50 showed up.
Al Gore himself is amazing, he brings record blizzards with him everywhere he travels in his carbon-burning private jet....