Muckraker: Grist on Politics

Some 10,000 young people will be descending on Washington, D.C., from Feb. 27 to March 2 for the Power Shift 2009 conference, where they’ll be organizing to put pressure on political leaders to take action on climate change.

On the last day of the event, they’re the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace* are planning a massive protest at the coal-fired plant that provides power to the U.S. Capitol, and organizers are hoping it will be the largest display of civil disobedience against global warming in United States history.

To promote the action, Greenpeace and James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, have put out this video:

*UPDATE: Sorry, original version attributed the protest to Power Shift. The events coincide, but the protest is being organized by Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace.