Scots asked to 'Show The Love' for things we could lose to climate change

Scots are being encouraged to take part in special events happening all across Scotland on 14th and 15th February to show how the things that they love will be affected by climate change. 
 
Events are happening all over the country on Valentine’s weekend as part of the “Show the Love“ campaign, organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. The campaign aims to help people consider the impact that climate change will have on their lives. Activities are also being organised in England and Wales by our sister organisations, The Climate Coalition and SCC Cymru. People will also be able to make, wear and share their own green hearts. 
 
At a photo-opportunity on Thursday, volunteers were pictured with Edinburgh Castle behind them because historic buildings are predicted to be affected by climate change by wetter conditions and more frequent and extreme weather.
 
Gail Wilson, Campaigns Manager at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, said: 
 
“We want people to think about the things that they value most and how they are affected by climate change. Whether people are passionate about local wildlife, the food on their plates, or people in the developing world, climate change is already affecting all of these things.”
 
This year is a crucial year for tackling climate change with the United Nations climate conference taking place in Paris in December.  World leaders are expected to conclude negotiations for a new international deal that will limit dangerous climate change and address its impacts. 
 
Gail Wilson continued: “We hope that the events and activities across the country will connect people with the issues around climate change and show how this is relevant to every single one of us. 
 
“We are also encouraging people to tell the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, about things they love that are affected by climate change.  We have launched a special online and postcard action to allow them to do that.” 
 
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Notes to Editors:
  1. SCCS is a coalition of is a diverse coalition of 60 organisations campaigning together on climate change. Members include environment, faith and international development organisations, trade and student unions and community groups:  http://www.stopclimatechaos.org
  2. Details of Valentine’s Weekend events across Scotland can be found here: http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/scotland/events
  3. As of 9th February, the action encouraging people to contact the First Minister about things they love that are affected by climate change can be accessed here:
  4. www.stopclimatechaos.org/fm-action
  5. A special film, starring some famous faces, has been launched today in the run-up to Valentine’s Day: http://fortheloveof.org.uk/
  6. Scotland’s Climate Action Story video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woY8TvgswjU
  7. The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC will take place in December 2015, in Paris, France:
  8.  http://climate-l.iisd.org/events/unfccc-cop-21/
 

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