In a column published in the New York Times today called “The Big Melt,” Nicholas Kristoff quotes Al Gore:
“We are now treating the Earth’s atmosphere as an open sewer,” he said, and (perhaps because my teenage son was beside me) he encouraged young people to engage in peaceful protests to block major new carbon sources.
“I can’t understand why there aren’t rings of young people blocking bulldozers,” Mr. Gore said, “and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants.”
Did Al Gore just double-dog dare you? Seems like he didn’t get the news about students occupying Bank of America down in Asheville to protest its dirty money, or the action out at the West Coast Convergence.
You can write the New York Times to let Al and them know about what young people are doing about global warming – maybe even ask him for a couple of bucks to help pay for the bail for our friends down in Asheville. And after that, what about those bulldozers?