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The Icemen Cometh
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“Just tell the truth and write how you feel.” – good advice to the first-time, and quite tentative, blogger – and advice I will heed.  

The truth is, I feel colder than I have ever felt in my life.

I have just stood outside in sub-zero temperatures for five hours getting Oxfam’s message out to the hordes heading for the UN Climate Talks (without gloves, for more efficient leafleting) and I cannot feel my fingers. Typing this is proving to be v.e.r.y. s.l.o.w.

Blog channel: GROW

Today, in many cities, thousands of climate protesters from all over the world demanded that world leaders take strong and urgent action to prevent destabilisation of the global climate. They were asking leaders to move as rapidly as possible towards a fair and effective emissions reductions treaty.

We were, of course, at Poznan's march where more than a thousand people marched around the city centre.

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