by David Kelly
Reprinted with permission from TheNewAmerican.com
Climate-change activists are increasing the frequency and intensity of their protests and even destroying property in a failing effort to gain governments’ attention to help mankind save the planet. Last Friday marked the first “Climate Emergency Day” and began a countdown to July 2029 as the Climate Clock’s deadline for action limiting global warming.
One of the co-founders of the Climate Clock, Gan Golan, said the day is an “urgent reminder that our best window of action closes as each second, hour, day, and year ticks by.”
The deadline on the clock is based on a 2018 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), where climate scientists attempted to quantify a remaining global carbon budget that could feasibly keep the global average temperature increase above the 1950-1980 baseline less than 1.5ºC.
The activists have argued that world governments have failed citizens by not acting aggressively enough to enact policies curbing warming. To get noticed, far-left activists have glued themselves to famous paintings, disrupted new pipeline construction, scaled buildings, blocked rush-hour traffic, lit themselves on fire, and slashed tires of random sport utility vehicles (SUV) in cities around the world.
“We cannot continue to wait around for a bunch of corporate shills in Congress to do nothing while people are dying,” Greenpeace USA senior climate campaigner Ashley Thomson said last week.
Greenpeace and its international affiliates have staged multiple “direct actions” this year ranging from scaling a venue hosting a major conference in France to blocking a ship from departing a Dutch port to climbing a deep-sea mining vessel in the North Sea. Such disruptive actions have become more common in the face of what activists believe to be an impending global disaster. Read Full Article >