With Climate change on the rise, people are aware of growing urgent needs. Clearly, the States play a big role in carbon emissions. Thus, it needs to take some environment-friendly actions.
Therefore, demonstrators were gathered outside the Capitol. Jane Fonda, one of the 16 demonstrators, was arrested. Washington law states that for any protest, one cannot block public buildings entrances. She was demonstrating at the East Front of the Capitol.
The Oscar-winning actress participated in the act of civil disobedience. The 81-year-old promised that she would reprise her role of protestor every Friday this year. Evidently, she was arrested around 11:50 am on this Friday. Also, she has moved to Washington for four months.
However, she was acquitted for her recognizance. But if convicted, she would have to bear a fine of $250 — besides, a jail term of 90 days.
She is in solidarity with the young protestors like Greta Thunberg. Her inspiration is the best-selling book “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal” by Naomi Klein about climate change. She thought she ought to act for the environment.
Her purpose is to keep the Climate Change at the forefront of policymaking. She expressed her anguish for people snatching the native land, enslaving black people to work under them. Consequently, she blames the above exploitations and industrialization that cut forests for human-induced climate change.
In fact, this is not her first rebellious act. The academy winning actress participated in the 1960s and 70s liberal activism. Also, she protested against Vietnam wars asking the American soldiers not to bomb Vietnamese territories and thus earning the nickname ‘Hanoi Jane.’
Importantly, the campaign is to stress the need for Green Environment Deal. This aims at net zero carbon American economy by 2050.
Furthermore, it asks for the renewable energy sector. Since it wants to stop the use of fossil fuels. The campaign argues that the same grade of employment would be available in the former sector as in the latter.
The USA is a superpower. This, its actions would inspire others. Resultantly, other countries will move towards environmental preservation.