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Stars go blue in the face

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In the week when the UK Climate Projections report was released, comes news from Oxfam about a new campaign on climate change. The Met Report on climate projections, based on 12 years of reserach, makes for some fairly horrific reading and suggests that London summer temperatures could regularly top 40C by 2080 and that the country will be ravaged by blistering summers, wild fires, storm surges and failed crops in the South and the environment in the North of the country damaged by severe and heavy rainfall.  The report is a welcome source of guidance for the health service, farmers and the emergency services on how they might need to respond to climate change in the future – and reminder to us all that we need to reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emisisons now – and probably need to start to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere as well.  The Oxfam Here & Now campaign, backed by pop stars like Jarvis Cocker, VV BRown, Fatboy Slim and the Kooks means that the stars will sport a bold new look – blue faces – as Oxfam campaigns over the next few months for a fairer climate deal. A video of the blue faced celebrities is available on the Observer website at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2009/jun/21/climate-change-celebrity and you can see some of the blue crew in person at this year’s Glastonbury Festival (26th to 28th June).[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]