Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Time Comes

If you haven't seen Nick Broomfield's documentary about the "Kingsnorth Six" - it's worth a look.

The six Greenpeace activists were acquitted of criminal damage for invading Kingsnorth coal fired power station. The court accepted their argument that they had a lawful excuse - by trying to stop climate change. James Hansen of Nasa, one of the world's leading climate scientists, testified on their behalf.

Whether or not you agree with this kind of activism, this case has undoubtedly contributed to the Govt's tightening of the conditions on the next generation of power stations. The court ruling also creates a massive future risk for the fossil-energy industry.

Very interesting stuff - but I could do without the cheesy music!


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