Hundreds demonstrated for action on climate change by forming a human chain and doing a Mexican wave from the lighthouse toWate
Hundreds demonstrated for action on climate change by forming a human chain and doing a Mexican wave from the lighthouse toWate

Pointing to a mountain of support against global warming

By EMMA O'NEILL

MORE THAN 250 white pointers gathered at Cape Byron, however a warning was not issued to nearby swimmers. The white pointers were of the human kind dressed in white and pointing at Mt Warning to express unified concern over climate change.

A Mexican wave of pointing toward Mount Warning started with people at the Cape Bay lighthouse early Saturday morning. The wave moved along a single file of people that stretched more than 300 metres.

Convenor of the Climate Action Alliance, Annie Kia, said people in the region were highly concerned about climate change and the event was a chance for them to express their feelings.

Mrs Kia said the event was held in the lead-up to the Federal election to make voters aware of differing environmental policies.

A helicopter filmed the event, with the footage to become available on internet video site You Tube.

Eleven-year-old Fergus Gray of Mullumbimby said he took part in the event because of the impact climate change could have locally.

"Byron could be underwater soon," he said.

Four climate action groups from Kyogle, Lismore, Ballina and Byron Shires united on Saturday to organise the event.

They were helped by a team of marshals called Global Grannies. Chief Global Granny, Jill LeMessurier, said her role as a Global Granny was important.

"Grannies are concerned about children and family. I just want to take care of the planet for them and make sure we can use the election to ensure this," she said.



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