Extinction Rebellion – Protest Banners

1. Background Public protests should show its messages clearly and protest banners have great visibility even in large crowds (in combination with telescope poles) or on large buildings. Although re-using old cloth (e.g. old bedsheets) is eco-friendly, disadvantages are costs for cloth (often free though), paint, vulnerability to rain and wind, and worktime. Therefore, I…

Protest #10 on Saturday, 2019-06-15, Stockholm Arlanda Airport

I protested again against climate breakdown, especially caused by high-emission air travel, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport between 13:20 to 15:20 on Saturday 2019-06-15 outside the arrival area of Terminal 5 after I had received a re-newed police permission on Thursday. I presented a poster with basic information on average annual personal emissions in Sweden (2016),…

Protest #9 on Saturday, 2019-05-18, Stockholm Arlanda Airport

I protested against carbon emissions from air travel risking climate breakdown today, Saturday, 2019-05-18, 13-15:30pm, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. I showed a poster about carbon emissions of a flight Stockholm-Bangkok-Stockholm (4.2 tCO2e) in the context of the average carbon emissions per person per year in Sweden (10.1 tC02e) and a sustainable amount of carbon emissions…

Protest #8 on Saturday, 2019-05-11, Stockholm Arlanda Airport

I protested against air travel risking climate breakdown between 13:00 and 15:00 on Saturday, 2019-05-11 at the drop-off area at Terminal 5, Stockholm Arlanda Airport. I distributed around 120 “Bend the carbon curve!” stickers – less than last Saturday because I think I was chatting more. Otherwise my experience was in general similar to last…

The Carbon Budget: Useful vs harmful?

What is the carbon budget? The concept “carbon budget” is often used in discussions about the climate crisis to quantify the range of options to emit greenhouse gases which are available to an individual, organization, nation, or humankind in general while limiting global warming to a certain “safe” level. It is useful (if not required)…

Protest #7 on Saturday, 2019-05-04, Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Prolog After a first spontaneous protest against climate breakdown [1] which lead to some confrontation with security personal, I tried to be good and applied for a formal permission at the police on 2019-04-02. About one month later on 2019-05-03, I received the permission to protest at Stockholm Arlanda Airport [2]. With only one day…