The people of Seattle are doing everything possible to stop the myopic environmental damage caused by Arctic drilling.
Some critics have tried to foment a feeling of futility and kowtow popular opposition by shaming ordinary people for participating in our fossil fuel economy. But the point of the popular outcry – its very essence – is that fossil fuels are inescapable in our daily lives. People are demanding a sustainable economy instead.
Life as we know it depends on bold, immediate action, especially when a harbinger of catastrophic climate change is moored in our backyard.