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The climate movement is in desperate need of renewal | Bradley Day | Environment | guardian.co.uk

If a jury that received extensive education on climate change could not vindicate the Ratcliffe activists, then who will?

In the final weeks of 2010, 20 individuals – including myself – went on trial after being accused of conspiring to shut down the Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal power station.
Despite hearing terrifying evidence from some of world's leading climate change experts; learning of the millions of pounds spent in their local area as a result of extreme weather conditions; listening to gut-wrenching testimonies from flood victims across the globe; and observing senior politicians explain our crippling democratic deficit, the jury went on to deliver a unanimous guilty verdict.
The jury received a more extensive education on climate change than most people get in a lifetime. That they could not vindicate our actions is nothing to get self-righteous about; it is deeply disturbing. If the jury, after everything they had heard, couldn't bring themselves to sympathise with our actions, who will?

So you don't get the hint. People just need more educating to feel as terrified as you do. And that is despite the poor bloody jury having been forcibly educated in a locked room for three weeks still not "getting it".
May be they did "get it" - does that thought ever cross your mind.


Does it really not occur to this idiot, that the jury was there to decide whether the defendants had broken the law?

Thank God for a rare outbreak of common sense. A couple of years ago they'd probably have been acquitted. This may be one of the more salutary effects of the wheels coming off the global warming bandwagon.

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