“Have we failed to slow global warming pollution in part because climate and environmental activists have been too polite and well behaved?”
The activists have been polite? Maybe the protests have been relatively tame, but global warming proponents have been viscous towards dissenters.
“Is it time to take to the streets, express some outrage, maybe engage in a little guerilla warfare against Big Oil and Big Coal?”
“The film [Just Do It: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws] is selling a kind of moral outrage: Big Oil and Big Coal are wrecking the planet just to turn a profit, and nobody – certainly not mild-mannered treehuggers – is doing anything to stop it.”
Big oil and big coal would not exist without demand. If these activists want to denounce these companies, then they cannot use their product. If they do, they are hypocrites.
“In the letter by Bill McKibben, he is asking protestors “to do something hard,” which is to come to Washington “in the hottest and stickiest weeks of the summer and engaging in civil disobedience that will quite possibly get you arrested.” “
Wonder if this guy is prepared to do that himself. Armchair activist.