Planned (And Well-Funded) Climate Chaos

Episode 193 · October 29th, 2021 · 20 mins 59 secs

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CRC's Research Director Mike Watson talks to CRC's Research Associate Parker Thayer about the events of Climate Chaos Week. It happened last week when a network of radical environmentalist activists staged five days of demonstrations around Washington, DC, to pressure the Biden administration to impose more fossil fuel restrictions and shut down pipelines, despite already skyrocketing gas prices and a looming energy crisis this winter.

The demonstrations received relatively little media coverage, possibly because they repeatedly escalated from peaceful to ugly. Protestors attempted to tear down barricades at the White House, vandalized a statue of Andrew Jackson scrawling “Expect Us” on it in red paint, assaulted police officers while blocking traffic near Capitol Hill, sprayed fake oil on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building, and attempted to storm the Interior Department. The ensuing brawl at a Interior Department doorway led to more than 50 arrests and multiple officers injured. In total, an estimated 400 protestors were arrested during the week of “climate chaos.”

Professional activist groups known for their dramatic style like Greenpeace were the primary agitators, but the protests were actually organized far in advance by a little-known group called Build Back Fossil Free.

"Who Paid For 'Climate Chaos' Week?" --

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