19 Aug '11, 4pm

Why a Young, Respected Climate Scientist Will Risk Arrest Outside the White House Next Week

To Box, stopping the pipeline from linking the U.S. to the world's largest carbon bomb is a moral imperative. Here's the Guardian: "I couldn't maintain my self-respect if I didn't go," Box said Tuesday in a telephone interview about his decision to wade into the murky territory of activism where most scientists fear to tread. "This isn't about me, this is about the future. Just voting doesn't seem to be enough in this case. I need to be a citizen also, because this is a democracy after all, isn't it?" It's pretty inspiring stuff. Of course, Box won't be alone. Some of the nation's most highly regarded environmental leaders and scientists will be there too. Writer Bill McKibben, the actor Danny Glover, and the world-renowned climate scientist James Hansen are all expected to risk arrest to send a message to the Obama administration. So far, nearly 2,000 participants have co...

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