#Delta5: Climate Change Civil Disobedience Gets Data to American Juries


The ‪#‎Delta5‬ are a set of activists that put climate change data before American juries in their trial and made some success in presenting their case as ecological self-defense instead of corporate obstruction. While Tim DeChristopher got several years in prison for disrupting an oil auction, the #Delta5 were able to argue their case to a jury and get off the hook. This is an advance for science and humanity and it was illegal. Corporations are destroying earth and it time to obey the law of reason and slow their progress down. ‪#‎COP21‬ was a miserable failure. Normal modes of action in the Capitalist system are too slow, so it is time to act outside the system. The issue with this is effectively getting the laws changed. The #Delta5 case is very interesting to this end. It will be interesting to study the laws around this area in the next week. I will write more as I learn more.  Here is the website of the group’s trial.

About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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