August 1, 2008 16:50 by dereks
In an blog earlier today, I quoted James Hansen saying that we need to phase out coal burning unless the carbon is successfully captured. The proposed new coal-fired power stationt at Kingsnorth will be "carbon capture ready". Since most experts believe that commercial scale carbon capture won't be ready before 2020, this means that Kingsnorth will run for several years as a conventional coal fired power station. This summer's climate camp will take place next week at Kingsnorth. It starts on Sunday with a march, there are workshops through the week, and on the Saturday there is mass action to try and close the power station. If anyone fancies going we suggest you use this site to see if anyone else might go on the same day with you. Use the Contact link on the home page to send a message and we will post it for you.
The following information is provided by the camp organisers.
There's only a few days left before the Camp for Climate Action at Kingsnorth in Kent kicks off. Come for as long or as little as you like. The camp is easily accessible; the nearest train station is only 50 minutes from Central London. Tent space will be available for those arriving the night before the day of action.
This year's workshop timetable is the best ever with over 200 workshops covering everything from climate science to vegan cake baking through to the role of banks in the fossil fuel economy and how to plan successful direct action. With speakers including George Monbiot, Caroline Lucas MEP, this timetable is probably the biggest and most comprehensive Climate Change workshops programme we've assembled!
HOW TO GET THERE?
Easy. Jump on a train at either Charing Cross or Victoria and under an hour later arrive at Strood. We will be running shuttle buses from Strood to the camp (a few miles).
WHAT TO BRING?
Your friends, a tent, basic camping equipment, and a sense of adventure. All food is provided on camp and is very healthy and tasty so please don't bring cooking equipment. But do bring a mug, plate and cutlery, and insect repellent if you plan to go near the estuary! Other useful things are a small radio so you can listen to the climate camps radio station and catch up with all the camp news!
Sunday August 3th: March and Camp set up. We'll all make the camp happen together.
Monday August 4th-10th: Workshops, networking and action training.
Wednesday August 6th: Day of Small Group Actions against Agrofuels
Saturday August 9th: Day of Mass Action against Kingsnorth coal-fired power stationMonday August 11th: Help return the camping field back to nature.