Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaigners and volunteers led the march of 50,000 people marching against climate change at Stop Climate Chaos’ The Wave march on the 5th of December. Marching around the streets of London, The Wave had an estimated 50,000 people calling for strong climate change commitments from world leaders at the UN Climate summit in Copenhagen that starts today.
SAS campaigners wore wetsuits, carried surfboards and had their faces painted blue for the march. The surfers started at the front line of the march in Grosvenor Square and lead the event to Parliament.
SAS, who are members of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, joined together with many other NGOs in calling on world leaders to implement targets to limit global warming to a maximum increase of 2 degrees Celsius. This is achievable and will limit some of the devastating impacts climate change is threatening.
SAS Campaign Manager, Andy Cummins says: “We are all doing little actions in our everyday lives to reduce our carbon footprint but The Wave gave everyone the opportunity to show world leaders how important global action is. The UK needs to lead the world in the hope that Copenhagen can produce tangible benefits for the UK and the planet."
SAS West Wales rep, Alice Middleton says: “The Wave was a great event and the atmosphere was one of hope! We need a strong deal to come out of Copenhagen - I’m in the sea everyday and I see the impacts of climate change first hand with increasing rain and sewage spills and rising sea levels."