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SF Critical Mass Katrina Anniversary:Critical Mass Against Climate Action & Global Warming

Friday, August 25, 2006
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Critical Mass
Location Details:
Assembling at 5:30 Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market St @ Embarcadero) Ride leaves at 6pm

Why Critical Mass? Car Culture, Oil, and Environmental Injustice:

Critical Mass is a celebration of bike culture, a meaningful alternative to car culture and greenhouse gas generating fossil fuels.

A strong scientific consensus agrees that the 2005 hurricane season was fueled by global warming -- and the crimes of the oil industry in the Gulf go beyond global warming.

August 25th marks the day Katrina reached hurricane strength and slammed into the coast of Florida. It's also the last Friday of the month, widely observed by Critical Mass rides around the country.

The goal of this ride is to take to the streets with a reminder that the racist tragedy in the Gulf continues, a demand that it never be repeated, and to raise awareness about the role of the oil industry and global warming in environmental injustice.

We'll also be fundraising at rides around the continent for advocacy and relief groups in New Orleans.

At least 27 cities joining the ride!

Join us in demanding Climate Justice on August 25th:

Read more details about the event.
Get involved - find out about rides in your area, start a ride, help spread the word.
Read about other Katrina Anniversary events.
Contact us for more information - email katrina [at]
En español: aqui.

"Most notable as a major issue of concern is the nexus between climate change and the widespread prevalence of poverty in the world. The impacts of climate change will fall disproportionately upon developing countries and the poor persons within all countries, thereby exacerbating inequities in health status and access to adequate food, clean water and other resources."

- R. K. Pachauri, Ph.D, Chairman of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The following cities have a Katrina Anniversary Critical Mass in the works:
Arcata, California
Asheville, North Carolina
Boston, Massachusetts
Blacksburg, Virginia
Brooklyn, New York
Chicago, Illinois
Colombia, South Carolina
Edmonton, Alberta
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fort Collins, Colorado
Gothenburg, Sweden
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hamiliton, Ontario
Ithaca, New York
Lewiston, Maine
London, Ontario
Los Angeles, California
Mankato, Minnesota
Olympia, Washington
Ottawa, Ontario
Portland, Oregon
San Francisco, California
St. Catherines, Ontario
St. Petersburg, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Toronto, Ontario
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Added to the calendar on Thu, Aug 24, 2006 10:17PM
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