Video: why six Indians went to jail over climate change

Posted by jamie — 19 August 2009 at 3:49pm - Comments

It's not just on this country that people get so riled about climate change that they're driven into taking drastic action, action such as, oh I don't know, climbing a chimney stack in a coal-fired power station.

A new series of videos from our Indian office (compiled into one above) showcases six activists who explain why they climbed the chimney at Kolaghat power station in October 2007 and spent a few days in jail after their arrest.

All this happened just a few days after our own six did the same thing at Kingsnorth, and comparing these interviews with those in A Time Comes is fascinating. It's not surprising that the common message that comes from all twelve individuals is: we don't have time to wait.

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