The 13 people arrested in May for stopping a coal train in White Rock explain why they felt a moral obligation to take this step. Join them for an open public discussion on why citizens concerned about global warming should consider peaceful civil disobedience as an ethical course of action. Moderated by James MacKinnon (co-author of The 100-Mile Diet).
The evidence is in -- we need to act now to avoid runaway climate change. At the same time, our governments continue to promote increased fossil fuel exports. If you find this disconnect deeply disturbing, if you think that writing letters and attending rallies are not going to solve the problem, then this event is for you.
We live in a world of what ifs. However, some what ifs demand serious attention.
What if the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline is built? What if it leaks or spills oil, which has happened to Enbridge pipelines. Let’s assume that the proposal jumps through the hoops and Enbridge builds the twin pipelines to bring tar-sands oil to the harbour at Kitimat, British Columbia.