March held in Hereford to highlight climate change

People march over the Old Bridge in Hereford. (4476434)Picture: James Maggs

Protesters march past Hereford Cathedral. (4476436)Picture: James Maggs

Protesters march down Church Street (4476438)Picture: James Maggs

Reuben Carter was one person who made a placard to highlight climate change. (4476430)Picture: James Maggs

Reuben Carter with his placard. (4476432)Picture: James Maggs

First published in News

AROUND 50 people marched through the streets of Hereford on Saturday to highlight climate change.

The group - carrying banners and placards - started from the Leisure Pool before making their way to High Town.

The march was the culmination of a week long list of events that took place in the county to mark national Climate Week.

A display was held all week at All Saints Church in Hereford where people read all about climate change and wrote down their thoughts in a book.

Richard Priestley and Michael Goodfellow spoke at a Concern Universal public meeting at the city's St John the Methodist Church and films about climate change were shown at the Steiner Academy in Much Dewchurch and the Oxford Arms in Kington.

"About 50 people took part in the march and we finished by singing at All Saints Church," said Wendy Harvey, from Climate Action Now in Hereford.

"I think some people aren't well informed about climate change or, if they are, they are a bit scared about what they hear.

"It was a brilliant week and we had a quite a good gathering of people signing the climate change book.

"A group of people also spoke to Jesse Norman, who said that he wants us to come up with some measures that he can support if he can.

"We want our MP's to listen to experts about renewable energy."

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10:12pm Mon 10 Mar 14

dadgey says...

There is no such thing as 'climate change'-there is just climate.
There is no such thing as 'climate change'-there is just climate. dadgey
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10:12am Tue 11 Mar 14

ad47uk says...

dadgey wrote:
There is no such thing as 'climate change'-there is just climate.
The climate is changing, that is a fact, how much is man made is another thing. I think a lot of it is natural, but even so we can' t keep going as we are. Fossil fuels are running out. Nuclear is ok, but where do we get rid of the waste.
Wind power is a nice idea, but i mucks up too many views, noisy and not kind to birds apparently. Solar is ok, but again uses too much space.

All new buildings should have solar panels built in as standard.

I am not a tree hugger, but I do understand we can't continue the way we are.
[quote][p][bold]dadgey[/bold] wrote: There is no such thing as 'climate change'-there is just climate.[/p][/quote]The climate is changing, that is a fact, how much is man made is another thing. I think a lot of it is natural, but even so we can' t keep going as we are. Fossil fuels are running out. Nuclear is ok, but where do we get rid of the waste. Wind power is a nice idea, but i mucks up too many views, noisy and not kind to birds apparently. Solar is ok, but again uses too much space. All new buildings should have solar panels built in as standard. I am not a tree hugger, but I do understand we can't continue the way we are. ad47uk
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