Timing matters. The calendar is counting. The clock is ticking. The planet is warming. But… people are rising.
What Klein and others have come to call “Blockadia”—the resistance movement that has been blocking pipelines, opposing new extraction projects, and quite willingly putting bodies on the line—is the moral antidote to world leaders who have repeatedly crumbled before the pressures exerted by the fossil fuel industry, the promise of unfettered trade, and the mantra of free marketeers.
“After two centuries of pretending that we could quarantine the collateral damage of this filthy habit, fobbing off the risks on others, the game is up, and we are all in the sacrifice zone now,” she writes.