More than 1,000 scientists from more than 25 countries took part in the protests in order to raise attention to a United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that claims that mankind has only three years left to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Greenhouse gas emissions must be drastically reduced by 2025 in order to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid the most devastating climatic disasters, according to new study.
While I won't get into the specifics of the issue, what I want to focus on is what people are actually doing in protest of the perceived problem, rather than what I think about it.
In Los Angeles, for example, there were four people arrested after they chained themselves to the front door of a Chase Bank building. What does Chase Bank have to do with this? Nothing, that's just how these people are.
But that's not the worst of it. Another group of 25 alleged scientists ended up gluing their hands to the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.
According to The Guardian,
Twenty-five scientists have pasted pages of scientific papers to the windows of the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and glued their hands to the glass to highlight the climate science they said the government was ignoring.
The scientists, affiliated with Scientists for Extinction Rebellion, arrived at the department’s building at 1 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, just after 11am. Doctors and health professionals staged a decoy action to give them space to get into position.
Scientists with @ScientistsX have glued themselves to the windows of @beisgovuk in a climate change protest pic.twitter.com/eHXoNEwJdu
— Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) April 13, 2022
This is just as bad as the woman at the NBA game last week who tried to quickly glue her hand to the floor in protest. I don't know what she was thinking, because there was no way that the glue was going to set that fast. She was quickly removed from the building.