Commuters pull climate protester off top of train

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Commuters pull climate protester off top of train

Post by David Benton » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:12 am
"London commuters fight back after Extinction Rebellion protesters climb on top of Tube"
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Re: Commuters pull climate protester off top of train

Post by NaugyRR » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:39 pm

Gizmodo had an interesting piece on this yesterday. The article made a good point, in my opinion, that while protesting climate change is fine, doing so by stopping a mode of transportation that is meant to be environmentally efficient defeats the purpose. ... 1839133640

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There are a number of issues with Extinction Rebellion’s transit shutdown. The first is that it almost certainly forced some commuters to walk out of the station and snag a taxi, Lyft, or Uber to their office. You know what emits more carbon than public transit and leads to congestion? Taxis, Lyfts, and Ubers. So the whole point of shutting down public transit as a climate protest is somewhat self-defeating.
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