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Last October, five people in four states shut the valves on pipelines carrying tar sands oil. The “Valve Turners” say their actions are not only necessary, but morally and legally justified to avoid the catastrophic harm caused to humanity by unprecedented climate disruption. They now face serious charges, up to decades in prison.
Why did the Valve Turners take these actions and what is a correct moral response to the escalating crisis that will determine whether the climate will support life as we know it? The public is invited to this presentation to meet the Valve Turners and hear their stories.
Climate change is heading out of control and there is a very small window of time left to rein it in. The Valve Turners are moral, caring people who have dedicated their lives to working on legal, incremental, reasonable methods for ameliorating climate change. They have come to the conclusion that the unfolding climate cataclysm requires more. This action was carried out with serenity and resolve, and serious consideration of personal and ecological risks, knowing that sacrifice is necessary if civilization is to survive.
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Meet the Valve Turners:
Ken Ward: “We are methodically, with full awareness and in the presence of acceptable alternatives, destroying the conditions which allow the wild riot of diverse life on the planet and have made civilization possible, for reasons of greed, fear and lassitude. Our only hope is to step outside polite conversation and put our bodies and ourselves in the way.”
Annette Klapstein: “I am a retired attorney and the mother of two grown children. Like mothers everywhere, I act from a deep love for my own children that extends out to all children and young people, and all living beings on this planet. I have come to believe that our current economic and political system is a death sentence to life on earth. This is my act of love.”