Greenpeace should be so lucky

Rock stars and celebrities are backing a call to the Government for action on the threat to the climate from fossil fuels, and have signed a Greenpeace petition to be presented to Tony Blair underlining the growing demand for a halt to North Atlantic oil exploration.

Among the 113,000 signatories are Damon Albarn from Blur, Jarvis Cocker from Pulp, Kylie Minogue (left), Bryan Adams, Suede, Supergrass, comedians Ben Elton, David Baddiel and Greg Proops, as well as presenters Zoe Ball and Denise Van Outen. Greenpeace wants the Government to encourage investment in renewable sources of energy, like solar and wave power. The petition will be sent to the Prime Minister before crucial climate-change talks at Kyoto, Japan, in December.