Emergency action: Could civil disobedience be morally obligatory in a society on a collision course with climate catastrophe? | Aeon

“The climate crisis fits the bill for the exercise of this right [civil disobedience] because it is a case of a huge and urgent injustice – a threat to the very viability of ongoing human civilization, an existential risk – where conventional methods have been tried and failed, and moreover where vulnerable unborn future generations are not able to stick up (let alone vote) for themselves to try to redress the matter.”

“Is there a right to engage in this form of conscientious law-breaking, under circumstances of deep wrong?” is the question Rupert Read explores in this article. 

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