New to the blogosphere (does that word mark me out as way behind the times already? Sigh. So be it. And b*llocks do I care, too :-) )
So an inflammatory one to begin, 'cos this gets right up my nose.
It strikes me that the Heathrow climate change protestors are the archetypal mob - i.e. the usual collection of swampys, crusties, wasters and soap-dodgers that you'd expect to see on a bandwagon like this. Tie-dye, dreadlocks, 'african' drums, multi-coloured homeknit sweaters, vegan food stalls, dogs on bits of string, beefy women in dungarees and CND flags abound.
What's any of that got to do with the declared objective?
You look at the tepees and banners and all the other paraphernalia they've brought along and apart from the odd "No third runway" and "No more flights" flag it all seems to have been quite obviously hijacked by the anti-globalism crusaders.
And I reckon that they'll be staying on past their stated one week - I can see another Greenham Camp emerging.
Although climate change itself is more or less self-evident, as far as I can see the case for it being human-activity created is being pretty comprehensively dismantled with good, clear, unemotional real science. It seems to me that some sections of society aren't happy unless they're breast-beating about how man is the root of all bad things on the planet, in contradiction to good science and they're eager to lap up any and all poorly based and exaggerated but emotionally satisfying arguments that prop up this prejudice.
Can anyone explain why that is?