Just wanted to share this news by Gloscan member Fred Miller of their action a few days ago - love the art they created! And makes a change from all those messages at that site of 'Jamie For Suzie' and 'Lucy loves Jim'.....mind those are nice too...I like seeing all that love! Anyhow here's his news he's also sent to local press....
On this year’s Midsummer's Day, members of local environmental
group - Gloucestershire Climate Action Network (GLOSCAN) - wrote a
message with rocks at Selsley Common near Stroud. The
temporary art work was made with limestone rocks in an old quarry.
is a well known venue for spontaneous writing and artwork using this
natural material. We fully expect these words to be re-arranged next
week into other words and shapes!" said Fred Miller, one of the 'stone
The message was directed at world leaders,
asking them to: 'Leave the Carbon in the Rocks', referring to the need
for humans to cease the burning of fossil fuels. Gloscan member, Vaughan
Webber explained: “Crucial inter-governmental climate talks are ongoing
this year, on which our future depends. Awareness of the issue needs to
rise to this momentous occasion. "
The climate art
work also depicted wind turbines, fossils and bicycles. Fred Miller
explained that, " The very limestone in this old quarry is part of the
world's carbon cycle, having formed from shells and corals in tropical
lagoons 170 million years ago. It is a lovely rock to work with, and
there is a view of the beautiful Severn Vale landscape from up here,
which would all be threatened by climate change.
carbon that exists in coal, oil and gas needs to stay in the ground,
rather than become carbon dioxide gas in the air, when it is burned.
This is because CO2 gas traps heat in the atmosphere and is leading to
dangerous global warming."
"But tackling climate
change is not just a problem. It is also an opportunity to address
modern health issues. The alternatives to fossil fuel use have this week
been flagged up by the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change,
because they offer answers to many of today's health problems, through
lower pollution, more exercise and better diets."