"We need to send a message to Congress and the president that we want them to take the actions that are needed to preserve climate for young people and future generations and all life on the planet," says Hansen, who has likened coal-fired power plants to "factories of death" and claims he was muzzled by the Bush administration when he warned of drastic climate changes.He's called for civil disobedience at the big rally planned for Monday at the coal-fired power plant in Washington, DC that powers Congress:
Participants are willing to "put their bodies on the line to stop climate change," including risking arrest, Leonard said.Perhaps the master would approve. Anyway, Drudge is making a production out of this:
THE HIGHEST TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RUN ALONG AND JUST TO THE EAST OF INTERSTATE 95...WHERE TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 7 TO 9 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. THIS INCLUDES WASHINGTON DC AND BALTIMORE.Looks like the dreaded Gore Effect, which seems to produce record cold or snow precisely the moment a big climate change conference or event is scheduled to occur. Wonder if Gaia is trying to tell them something?
Anyway, the pictures of law-breaking global warming hoodlums obscured by heavy snow might be something to look forward to on Monday. And if they cancel due to inclement weather the press release alone might be an interesting consolation prize.
With that here's a parting tribute photo for Mr. Hansen and the protesters. Sorry for the fairly crappy back-lit shot but it shows the ultimate death train meet--a traditional death train loaded with coal passing a trainload of tanks (probably heading to Iraq). To top it off, the scene is set after a late season snow storm in Memphis last year.