Jeremy Hinton was due to travel from Stansted to a UN conference on energy and climate change in Poland, but his flight was cancelled. "It's easy to sympathise with what they're trying to achieve, but [I have] no sympathy with the way they're going about achieving it," he said. "It can't be done through illegal means and, from a publicity standpoint, I don't think this gives sympathy to the people who have been on the runway this morning."
Yes, it’s truly shocking when people like Jeremy are prevented from jetting off to a conference on climate change, as everyone knows it is completely impossible to get to Poland by any other form of transport.
Three worlds seem to exist in virtual isolation. In the physical world, global warming appears to be spilling over into runaway feedback: the most dangerous situation humankind has ever encountered. In the political world - at the climate talks in Poznan, for instance - our governments seem to be responding to something quite different, a minor nuisance that can be addressed in due course… In cyberspace, by contrast, the response spreading fastest and furthest is flat-out denial.