Climate Camp Swoops On E.on Two Days Early
Just days before the Great Climate Swoop, the Camp for Climate Action has upped the ante in its bitter battle with energy giant e.on, by publicly occupying it flagship public relations YouTube channel, Talking Energy.
Videos from Climate Camp, Plane Stupid, and Climate Rush activists have finally, after three days of mysterious ‘technical problems’ and mounting pressure from internet free-speech advocates, been uploaded. And comments are flooding in to support the videos, which outline just why these groups are pulling together to shut down E.On’s Ratcliff coal power station this weekend.
In some ways it would be funny so see this massive corporation spend a reputed £4 million on a contract with PR monkeys Edelman, to advise on coming up with such a bad website with those hilariously clunky wooden videos, if it weren’t for the fact that their main activity – burning coal to produce electricity – could send so many people, plants and animals the way of the dinosaurs.
So, lets give them what they don’t really want, a full and frank debate about how we deal with climate change. Get watching – http://www.youtube.com/user/talkingenergy we want these three videos, Talking Greenwash, Talking Just Transition, Talking Environmental Justice, to be the top viewed on the site. Then post a comment, and forward onto your friends.
We want to make these videos became the most viewed items on their youtuve channel TODAY to help get the facts out about climate change, and E.on’s appalling failure to act. Can you help it to go viral?
And go on, make your own video and post it, shoot it on your computer web-cam… whatever, just occupy their space!
Perhaps we should move some of the organising for the swoop onto the their comments pages?
If want to come to the Great Climate Swoop this weekend then you can join up by signing up for the sms service:
If you are coming, bring a ‘clean’ phone and share your experience live.
Or if you can’t make it, watch the whole thing unfold on our ‘live’ reporting site, which will take over the climatecamp.tv site for the weekend.
We’ll be using these and other online tools to provide live, minute-by-minute coverage of the action as it happens. Keep checking back to the Climate Camp blog for news and updates – or subscribe to our RSS feed for realtime updates.
As one of the Climate Campers who appeared in the film, said “E.on are right about one thing, the need for a debate on how to radically reduce carbon emissions to avert a climate catastrophe. But they are wrong to think that their Ratcliffe power station can stay open – every year it pumps more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than many developing countries. To slash emissions as much as we need to, it has to close.”
Join us at Ratcliffe-on-Soar or online and help take the power back.