I was arrested in the first KXL pipeline protests at the White House in 2011. Since that time I have written a series of articles promoting the use of the public trust doctrine as a basis for challenging the legality of climate destruction and as the basis for a climate protection insurgency.
My 2015 book Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival lays out an approach to protecting the earth’s climate that it describes as a “global nonviolent constitutional insurgency.” It starts with a brief history of official climate protection efforts “from above” and non-governmental ones “from below” that explains why climate protection efforts have so far failed. Then it proposes a global insurgency to overcome that failure, offers a potential legal basis for a climate-protecting insurgency, indicates how to make
national economies climate-safe and justly distribute the global costs and benefits of climate protection, and lays out a strategy for imposing climate-safe practices on governments and economies.
In 2016 Stone Soup Books published a new, updated edition of Climate Insurgency for free distribution on the Internet.