Changing China

Giant on the move

A snowy message to Obama.

November 15, 2009

 

A wintery climate change warning from Beijing’s Great Wall – and a snowy hike for those involved.

 

 

 

 

This chilly climate change message led Beijing Oxfam volunteers, organisers and journalists on a long hike along a deserted and slippery Great Wall and across fields before finally setting up for a photoshoot which would send an unexpectedly snowy climate message to U.S. President Barack Obama.

 

Oxfam called on the President to play a key role in the upcoming Copenhagen talks.

 

Comments

Using snow to send a message about global warning makes about as much sense as spelling out an anti-obesity message in french fries.

Posted by Lawrence Hakiwai | Report as abusive
 

On Nov. 15, Obama started his first visit to China. While people are concentrating on his political goals\’ during this fundamental visit, we\’d like to take a look at the spectacle manner the US president has shown to us. During his visit to London to participate the G20 summit, Obama\’s unprecedented escots and splendid transportation vehicles had drawn great attention: more than 500 escorts (including 200 special agents), an armoured limousine, a helicopter military team, a medical team comprising of 6 doctors and a full set of high-tech security equipment. Now, let\’s look at them one by one.
(http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009- 10/08/content_12192521.htm)
(http://forum.globaltimes.cn/forum/showt hread.php?t=8916)

Posted by kikiposh | Report as abusive
 

I fear that global cooling is now a fact — with early snowfalls in the US, Austria & Switzerland and China. Even though hte Met Office forecasts a mild winter, an independent forecaster has published their forecast for a very cold UK winter — I’m betting on them!

Ten years from now, all the conferences will be about the great cooling!! I’m bying shares in coal producers.

Posted by AK Zwart | Report as abusive
 

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