Bush Fiddling While World Burns, Global Warming Protestors Say

By Randy Hall | July 7, 2008 | 8:22 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - To demonstrate that the president is a modern-day Nero, fiddling while global warming threatens to burn the world, a group of "citizen activists" will take part in a "global outpouring of anger at White House inaction" on the issue by wearing George Bush masks and playing violins throughout Washington, D.C., on Friday.

At least 10 masked fiddlers will perform at some of the most public places in the city, according to a press release from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, which describes itself as "the leading climate action group in the region" and fights "for clean energy everywhere: in the statehouse, in the churches, in the schools and on the street."

Following that unusual protest, the group will conduct a parade of at least 50 hybrid vehicles around the White House on Saturday morning.

The press release states that the demonstrations are being timed to coincide with the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Montreal, which involves leaders from 180 countries in negotiations regarding global warming.

"As the rest of the world moves forward on solutions," the release states, "the U.S. government, dominated by oil industry lobbyists, still refuses to adopt the Kyoto protocol or take any meaningful action toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

To protest this, citizens across the country are holding demonstrations this weekend to demand stronger U.S. action, ranging from a "Save New Orleans: Stop Global Warming" party in the French Quarter to Native American drumming in Arizona to the dumping of a ton of coal on the campus of Penn State University.

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