Vigil braves winds for climate change

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Vigil braves winds for climate change

BY WENDY ELLIOTT

Kings County Register

About 75 people braved frigid winds in Wolfville to attend a noon-hour climate vigil Dec. 12.

The winds were so strong, some of those on hand could barely hold onto their posters. While gathering, a circle naturally formed around a couple of lanterns.

The climate declaration was read aloud, the Wolfville Raging Grannies shared an original political song and, one by one, people shared their concern for the planet.

Several people mentioned the need for political leaders in Copenhagen to sign a treaty that would provide legal tools for change. Others said they were there out of concern for their children, their grandchildren and for all species in the world. One mother stated, with much emotion, she wished the state of the world did not demand a vigil of this kind. An ecologist reminded the crowd climate change could mean Wolfville's water supply is vulnerable to salt-water intrusion.

Geographic location: Wolfville, Copenhagen

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