2019-10-21 11:36:31

Why Mass Civil Disobedience is the Only Answer to Climate Change



George Monbiot, world-renowned journalist, author, and activist and columnist for The Guardian. His books include Out of the Wreckage, How Did We Get Into This Mess?, and The Age of Consent. More than 10 years ago, he wrote the book Heat: How To Stop the Planet From Burning.

Hundreds of scientists from around the world recently signed onto a document endorsing civil disobedience as the only answer to saving our atmosphere from climate change. Reuters reported that, “In a joint declaration, climate scientists, physicists, biologists, engineers and others from at least 20 countries broke with the caution traditionally associated with academia to side with peaceful protesters courting arrest from Amsterdam to Melbourne.”

In the US, actress Jane Fonda announced she was moving to Washington DC so she could engage in civil disobedience every Friday and get arrested until there was action on the climate.

And Sonali's next guest arrived at the same conclusion, writing an op-ed in The Guardian newspaper that he would get arrested protesting inaction on climate change.

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