Climate Activists Adjust Targeting

October 26, 2022

Not that I’m advocating this, but the targeting here seems better messaging than a Van Gogh.

Below, discussion between left and right about the protests.

Below, spray painting the epicenter of UK climate denial in London.

7 Responses to “Climate Activists Adjust Targeting”

  1. ubrew12 Says:

    When you read about what is happening in places like Somalia, or Pakistan, or the Great Barrier Reef, its hard to identify these people as ‘the terrorists’.

  2. redskylite Says:

    I think Bob Geldof has got it right.

    “Annoying people into policy change may not work. Does that mean I’m against their passion? Their anger? Their bravery? No.

    “Would I put up with it? They’re not killing anyone. Climate change will.”

  3. gmrmt Says:

    I hope 55 Tufton isn’t a listed building or that man is in for a world of hurt.

    • jimbills Says:

      Many of these activists are going to jail, and they know they are. They’ll have their records permanently marked with convictions, hampering their own future economic prospects – and they know this. They know that the the British government is increasing penalties for all these protest actions – and that even Labour leaders support these tougher penalties. They’re willing to do these things, seeing the penalties to themselves as a small price to pay compared to what environmentally is happening and will happen in the future.

      • redskylite Says:

        The nearest analogy with the current “Just Stop Oil” campaign that comes to my mind is the CND group the mid to latter 20th Century, where there were many arrests and even a death (in a protest at an British RAF base).

        Some of the arrested spent time in prisons and suffered for their strong beliefs.

        The CND organization had good general support (across left and right) as nobody supported the idea of being nuked, and did not face the strong build up of skepticism and disinterest caused by professional bodies and think tanks that climate change science faces.

        Protest groups still face an upwards struggle to the the issue recognized as the threat it should be.

    • jimbills Says:

      55 Tufton on Wiki:

      “Since the 2010s the building has hosted a network of libertarian lobby groups and think tanks related to pro-Brexit, climate science denial and other fossil fuel lobby groups.”

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