Awareness about global warming

Published: Wednesday 15 August 2007

Lewis Gordon Pugh: A leap to s (Credit: PUSH PICTURES)An 80-day protest march was started in Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 15 to highlight the dangers of global warming. The march, organised by charity group Christian Aid, will travel through the uk and culminate in London on October 2.

The 1,600-km march is expected to get support from 50,000 campaigners who will petition uk's prime minister Gordon Brown to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 5 per cent a year until 2050, as well as support a replacement for the Kyoto Treaty to be agreed at the un Bali conference in December. The march has a core group of 18 walkers, 10 of whom represent the uk and the other eight come from developing nations like India and China.

Meanwhile, in another such protest, British adventurer Lewis Gordon Pugh swam for 1 km in the icy waters of the North Pole to draw attention to climate change.He took 18 minutes and 50 seconds to swim the distance in water measuring nearly -2c in an area which had in the past been covered by the Arctic ice sheet.

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