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Old 15.01.2020, 11:16
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Re: Climate change/Greta Thunberg [merged threads]

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Yes no doubt if she was an aristo or a royal like Lady Diana Spencer who became Princess Diana
and campaigned for a worldwide ban on Land Mines, she would get no complaints.

Or a Pop Star like Bob Geldoff of The Boomtown Rats, who took it upon himself to raise awareness
of the Ethiopian Famine in Africa, with the massive fundraising Live Aid concerts back in 1985, again
there would be no complaints.
I think nobody seriously criticized Diana for what she did, but a lot of people had a go at Bob Geldoff and some even say he made things worse.
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Re: Climate change/Greta Thunberg [merged threads]

If you're thinking of committing a crime, now you have the perfect legal defence: "But, climate change!"

The (mostly) students who occupied the offices of Crédit Suisse and engaged in a game of tennis in the hallways have been found not guilty on appeal of their conviction of the consequent charges: "the judge considered that their action of civil disobedience was justified in view of the climate emergency" (my translation).

This is an amazing result, based on the defence of "lawful necessity" -- the seriousness of climate change may justify breaking the law.

Here are the details (in French) and a poorly written report (in English).
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