Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Green Commando

A guy (or woman) broke into the most highly guarded power plant in the UK and shut it down--in the process, he reduced Britain's carbon footprint by 2 percent. The power plant is coal fired. It was back up running after four hours. The person left a card saying "no new coal." No one knows who did it, but he's being called Climate Man.

What do you call this? Eco terrorism? Civil disobedience? Both?

It underscores just how nasty coal-fired plants are for the atmosphere. It's also a scary reminder of just how vulnerable even Great Britain's infrastructure is.