October 4, 2021

Pumpkin Pie Rebellion #1

Hey all you squash-eating scoundrels out there,

We’re calling for a Pumpkin Pie Rebellion!

The logic is simple. Any world leader who has not lived up to their carbon commitments, gets a pie in the face.

Take Canada’s Justin Trudeau. According to Climate Action Tracker, his “current policies are not enough to achieve [his stated 2°C-warming] target and are only in line with 4°C warming.” Which means all we can expect from him are hotter, deadlier, more devastating summers.

Trudeau is leading us nowhere fast. He should be among the first to eat a righteous faceful of pumpkin filling!

And the rest of the leaders of the G20 should get their faceful as well. To say nothing of Big Oil’s CEOs and other powerful climate-change deniers around the world. (Ahem. Rupert Murdoch.)

This approach isn’t for everyone. It is only for the courageous few who, in the spirit of XR, aren’t fazed by the prospect of getting arrested or spending time in jail.

But it’s exactly this kind of civil disobedience that our code-red-for-humanity moment demands. We need 500 unsquashable souls to take the pumpkin-pie challenge, to create a tantalizing series of irreverent spectacles for the world to digest in the run-up to COP26.

So how about it: Are you one of the 500?

The Third Force