Plane Stupid activists shut down travel agents on route of climate march

(8.12.2007     UK Airport News and Plane Stupid website)

Environmental activists from direct action group Plane Stupid shut down travel
agents and airline offices along the route of  the National Climate March in London
as part of the Global Day of Action against climate change.

Plane Stupid spokesperson Michael Kelly said,

These businesses continue, with full support from the government, to profit from
wrecking our climate.

The march is set to coincide with the UN climate talks in Bali where the British
government will continue to talk big on climate change whilst failing to take
meaningful action at home.

Kelly added:

The government’s collusion with BAA over the Heathrow consultation on the third
runway concretes over public debate and irresponsibly ignores climate warnings
from the UN Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change.

Plane Stupid argues that we cannot afford to wait for governments, in bed with
the likes of the aviation industry, to face up to the realities of the climate


Climate Camp activists have shut down all the Flight Centre stores in Manchester, as well as a Hummer dealership. They’ve also dropped banners across the city
warning that ‘the tide is rising‘.