02 Aug '11, 10am

Doing civil disobedience with style: via @grist

Doing civil disobedience with style: via @grist

I was on "Majority Report ," Sam Seder's radio show, last Thursday, talking about Tim DeChristopher and civil disobedience. Have a listen: I wanted to expand on something I said to Sam. Climate change has been public knowledge for 30 years, yet concern in the U.S. remains shallow, like water sloshing in a pan, as Andy Revkin puts it. There's very little intensity around the issue. Even with ample money, it's difficult to build a successful political coalition without intensity. The American public still sees climate change as distant, abstract, slow-moving, uncertain, and politically contested. Very few see it as a material threat to themselves or their families. What will influence people to take climate seriously? I think one underappreciated answer to this question is that a bunch of people need to be seen taking it seriously . Human beings are social creatures; we do w...

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