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I shut down an oil pipeline - because climate change is a ticking bomb | Emily Johnston

24.11.2017
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Normal methods of political action and protest are simply not working. If we don't reduce emissions boldly and fast, that's genocideA little over a year ago, four friends and I shut down all five pipelines carrying tar sands crude oil into the United States by using emergency shut-off valves. As recent months have made clear, climate change is not only an imminent threat; it is an existing catastrophe. It's going to get worse, and tar sands oil--the dirtiest oil on Earth--is one of the reasons.We did this very, very carefully--after talking to pipeline engineers, and doing our own research. Before we touched a thing, we called the pipeline companies twice to warn them, and let them turn off the pipelines themselves if they thought that was better; all of them did so. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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