December, the 3rd was propagated as the International Day against Climate Change .
Worldwide, demonstrations and protests have been announced to coincide with the meeting of the World Leaders in Montreal.
In Edinburgh about 200 protesters stood up against rain, cold and Xmas shopping to protest against the environmental-hostile, carbondioxide-blasting politics of the Scottish Executive via increased road-building schemes, such as the M74 extension, the Dalkeith Bypass and A701 Alignment, airport extensions and others.
[Road Schemes in Scotland | Climate Change Indymedia | Indymedia UK Ecology topic]
After the demonstration, the little samba band (most likely Globalise Resistance trained) played a bit of noise, the "Protest in Harmony" sang some nice songs and some speakers talked to the audience.
Speakers included Mark Ballard, Green Party Scotland MSP, Lothians; Duncan McLaren, Friends of the Earth Scotland; Mark Lazarowicz, Labour Party, Leith and North Edinburgh; a student representatice and somebody from the "Campaign against Climate Change".
After the protesters successfully lobbied the empty parliament and cheered to the speeches, the demonstration dissolved.
Whileas Friends of the Earth focussed on the message, that "Nuclear Power is not the answer to Climate Change", the Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition advertised their lobby of the Scottish Parliament from midday onwards and the rally in Glasgow from 7pm onwards on Thursday 8th of December and the Green Party gave out leaflets to join their membership, pointing out the international inaction on climate change.
Other usual nutters included a 9/11 conspiracy theoriest and a "bringing any more children in this world is a crime" believer.
A round-up of the speeches with audio and more extended critical reviews of the leaflets will follow shortly.