At COP23: Protesters Disrupt Trumpian “Coal is Cool” Panel

November 13, 2017

Protesters disrupted the embarrassing US panel at Bonn’s climate conference, which portrayed the US position that coal is a solution to climate change.



After singing, the group walked out.



7 Responses to “At COP23: Protesters Disrupt Trumpian “Coal is Cool” Panel”

  1. grindupbaker Says:

    I’m not quite sure that a pleasant 2-minute break with a tune that’s inferior to Eric Clapton but way way better than RapHop is the appropriate level of punishment for them.

  2. Ugh. I agree the panel sounds idiotic, but I just cringe when protesters actually go in and disrupt somebody else’s meeting. To me it’s a little too reminiscent of the tactics that brought several totalitarian governments into being. Also, Freedom of Assembly is broadly recognized as a basic Human Right by the UN, the EU, and the U.S. Constitution. In other words, morons have the right to get together and pat each other on the back for being morons. These protesters are playing a dangerous game that has often led to some pretty dark consequences.

    • If they weren’t playing with the planets climate and the catastrophic consequences of such, I’d be happy with panels of morons gathering to exchange grunts!

    • greenman3610 Says:

      understood, feel similarly about disrupting meetings – would not do it myself. However, after watching the first few depressing minutes of this charade, I found myself grateful almost to tears that the group did what they did.
      After 10 minutes or so they disbanded and the meeting went on – but a message was sent, an important one for Americans to send to the world.

  3. There is a big difference here in that THESE morons are killing us. They are willing to destroy every diverse and beautiful thing in this world for profit for themselves. The dark consequences you speak of are not because of these mild mannered protestors.

  4. sheilach2 Says:

    Coal is not “cool”, it’s the dirtiest fossil resource we have & we can afford to “leave it in the ground”, too bad we are so dam dependent upon OIL & natural gas, leave those in the ground & we would quickly collapse as it’s the foundation of our “civilization” that supports 7.5 billion humans, TEMPORARILY & as they decline, so will we & “renewables” cannot replace them.
    If we survive our collapse & climate change, the survivors will face a very different world, hostile climate, no electricity, no “modern” farming, cities abandoned, roads crumbling, no manufacturing, domesticated plants & animals gone, all eaten by the starving masses, dead oceans, fishless streams & lakes, dead forests & jungles, what will they be eating? “Long pig”?
    If we are “lucky” someplace on this poor abused planet, there will still be “primitive” peoples farming & living as they have done for generations, providing all they need from the lands around them, they won’t miss “modern” civilization.

  5. andrewfez Says:

    The oil and gas industry are destroying the WV countryside. I looked for homesteading options there last year and couldn’t find anywhere that didn’t have a frack or traditional well on it or projected to be on it. Well, there were places, but those were near mountain top removal, flooding zones, or nowhere near any jobs or roads that get cleared of snow by the state/county.

    Now, Trump has some sort of oil/gas agreement happening for the state, where China is going to flood it with $83B in investment capital to further the extraction operations happening there:

    “West Virginia was the biggest recipient of the $250 billion of investments signed during President Donald Trump’s visit to China.

    China Energy Investment Corp. plans to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in the state over two decades, according to a statement from the state’s Department of Commerce.

    The memorandum of understanding marks the first step in a series of commitments the company expects to make in West Virginia. These include power generation, chemical manufacturing and underground storage of natural gas liquids derivatives. The size of the proposed investment is larger than the state’s gross domestic product last year of $73.4 billion.”

    Pretty exiting for WVians: instead of being wage slaves to faceless Rhode Island mine owners they get to be wage slaves to Chinese investors.

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