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Mon Oct 10, 2022, 05:32 PM

Climate Protesters Spur Miles-long Backup on Capital Beltway in Silver Spring

Maryland State Police arrested seven people after protesters shut down part of I-495 in Montgomery County, Maryland

NBC4Washington
By Sophia Barnes • Published October 10, 2022

Protesters calling for action against climate change blocked traffic on the Capital Beltway in Silver Spring, Maryland, Monday morning, causing several miles of delays.

More than 10 demonstrators wearing neon yellow vests sat across the road and blocked all lanes of traffic about 10:30 a.m. on the Beltway (Interstate 495) before Colesville Road (U.S. 29), Maryland State Police said.

Some of them held up signs for Declare Emergency, a group that previously shut down D.C.-area highways to demand that President Joe Biden declare an emergency to address climate change. One demonstrator carried a large turtle sculpture.

Chopper4 video showed the protesters sitting on the pavement. Another group of protesters held signs on the overpass above the Beltway, including a person in Native American clothing.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/climate-protesters-spur-miles-long-backup-on-capital-beltway-in-silver-spring-officials/3178304/

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Wicked Blue Oct 2022 OP
IcyPeas Oct 2022 #1
TheRealNorth Oct 2022 #2
Wicked Blue Oct 2022 #4
MichMan Oct 2022 #3
gratuitous Oct 2022 #5
Takket Oct 2022 #6

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Oct 10, 2022, 06:10 PM

1. some video of protesters from start to finish. also vide of same tactic in the UK




this guy has been tweeting about it all day from the start.







same tactics in the UK:





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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Oct 10, 2022, 06:31 PM

2. Dumbasses IMO

This is like the protest version of carpet bombing. You hit the innocent as well as the guilty, and you likely are turning more people against you.

I seriously wonder if the oil companies fund some of these clowns.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:45 PM

4. Oil companies ... wouldn't put it past them nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Oct 10, 2022, 07:06 PM

3. Let's cause a big traffic backup that will be bad for the environment

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Mon Oct 10, 2022, 09:33 PM

5. Dang, haven't these people tried doing nothing?

That way, the folks who are comfortable with the way things are won't be inconvenienced until things get really inconvenient. Then they can be mad that nobody else did anything.

And don't get me started on those folks who took over Iranian state TV!

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Mon Oct 10, 2022, 09:43 PM

6. Um...

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biden-signs-historic-climate-bill-as-scientists-applaud/#

Several US agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), will see a significant influx of cash from a massive climate and tax bill that US President Joe Biden signed on 16 August. Scientists around the world welcome the legislation, called the Inflation Reduction Act, which pledges US$369 billion in climate investments over the next decade — while acknowledging that more work is needed to counter global warming.
The legislation would cut US greenhouse-gas emissions by about 30–40% below 2005 levels by 2030, scientists estimate, bringing the country closer to delivering on its pledge of a 50% reduction, which Biden made last year. And it signals to other nations that the United States, a major emitter that has historically pumped the largest share of greenhouse gases into Earth’s atmosphere, is on board to address climate change, scientists say.
After former president Donald Trump took steps away from climate action, “it returns the US to a position of leadership”, says Michael Mann, a climate scientist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. “It helps create a global climate for action.”
That’s because the 2015 Paris climate agreement — which aims to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels — works on the basis of ‘reciprocal action’, says Michael Pahle, an energy researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. That means that governments take the actions of other nations into account when setting their climate agendas.

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