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Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action

Reuters — Environment October 12, 2019 — Matthew Green


LONDON (Reuters) – Almost 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict “incalculable human suffering.” . . .

“We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and non-violent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law,” said Emily Grossman, a science broadcaster with a PhD in molecular biology. She read the declaration on behalf of the group.

“We therefore support those who are rising up peacefully against governments around the world that are failing to act proportionately to the scale of the crisis,” she said.

Read the entire article at Reuters.com . . .

The number of scientist who have signed the declaration is currently almost 1600.
Scientists’ Declaration of Support for Non-Violent Direct Action Against Government Inaction Over the Climate and Ecological Emergency at Google Docs and a list of ALL the signers.

Film/Discussion: “The Reluctant Radical” Sept. 21

Port Angeles Public Library, 2210 S Peabody St.

Saturday, Sept. 21 — 7-9 pm — FREE

Ken Ward: “Our only hope is to step outside polite conversation and put ourselves in the way.”

If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? Olympic Climate Action will present a thought-provoking film and discussion.

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