“Al Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has urged the world to take action against coal, the world’s number one climate killer,” said Gopal. “This is precisely what our volunteers were doing.”
After his film, An Inconvenient Truth, raised international awareness of climate change, Al Gore was quoted, in August 2007: “I can’t understand why there aren’t rings of young people blocking bulldozers and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants.”
Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior arrived in Calcutta today bearing the message “Arrest Climate Change: Free the Climate 6.”
The Rainbow Warrior is conducting a climate change awareness tour around India in the run-up to crucial UN climate negotiations in Bali, this December. At the Bali conference, governments from around the world will meet to discuss extending the Kyoto Protocol’s legally-binding limits on greenhouse pollution.
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