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Hungry for Change: Climate Change Fast!

Posted Nov 18 2009 10:00pm
Climate Change - Global Warming - Global Warning

With the most important climate-change negotiations in history fast approaching, an international group of activists are taking an extreme measure: a hunger strike. The members of Climate Justice Fast! are frustrated by the phlegmatic pace of the world's nations in response to the impending climate crisis.

Why fasting? The strikers say traditional activist methods just haven't worked. So this new approach takes a page from social movements led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. The hope is that their refraining from eating will raise awareness about the need for action to slow climate change. The group plans to continue its fast through the end of the U.N. Climate Summit in Copenhagen next month.

You can follow the fast on Twitter @cjftweets.  

-- Mario Aguilar

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