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Intro to The Centre Cannot Hold project
at theCreative Corner Café, 14 Milton Grove, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 0BP, UK
a part of Chorlton Arts Festival. Admission free.
'Buy This (v3)' installation - Thursday 17-Saturday 19th May 2012, 10am-7pm except Friday to 9.30pm
'Running Order' live performance - only on Friday 18th May 2012, 7.30-8.30pm.
A quote from Wangari Maathai as follows:
Wangari Maathai on Climate Change:
"Africa is the continent that will be hit hardest by climate change. Unpredictable rains and floods, prolonged droughts, subsequent crop failures and rapid desertification, among other signs of global warming, have in fact already begun to change the face of Africa.
The continent's poor and vulnerable will be particularly hit by the effects of rising temperatures and, in some parts of the continent, temperatures have been rising twice as fast as in the rest of the world.
In wealthy countries, the looming climate crisis is a matter of concern, as it will affect both the wellbeing of economies and people's lives. In Africa, however, a region that has hardly contributed to climate change, its greenhouse gas emissions are negligible when compared with the industrialized worlds; it will be a matter of life and death.
Therefore, Africa must not remain silent in the face of the realities of climate change and its causes. African leaders and civil society must be involved in global decision-making about how to address the climate crisis in ways that are both effective and equitable.
We have a responsibility to protect the rights of generations, of all species, that cannot speak for themselves today. The global challenge of climate change requires that we ask no less of our leaders, or ourselves."