Climate Change Protestors Should Stay Off the Tracks [OPINION]
Climate change whackos are screeching this morning because some of their protestors were almost hit by a train outside of Worcester while "heigh-hoing" on the tracks in the dark. Seems a dozen or so demonstrators attempted to stop the train as it made its way towards New Hampshire with a load of coal.
Equally whacky environmental reporter Miriam Wasser recorded the whole thing and then tweeted out a video for the world to see how the train's operators disrespected the protestors by refusing to stop for them, even though someone had called to report that people were on the tracks ahead of the train.
It's not the first time the climate change crew has attempted to stop coal shipments to New Hampshire. The Boston Globe says activists have attempted to block freight tracks at various points in recent weeks including Worcester, Ayer and Hooksett, New Hampshire. Marla Marcum, the director of the Climate Disobedience Center, told the paper that a coal power plant in the area "pollutes the river and causes asthma and contributed to climate change."
Look, I'm no expert at these types of things but I will offer a little advice to the climate deranged. If you attempt to stop a moving train with your body, especially in the dark of night, there is a better-than-average chance that you will die, or at least lose a limb or two.
Imagine, these folks are incensed that the mean old conductor had a job to do and didn't want to play their foolish little game. People who play on train tracks at night run the risk of causing injury to the conductor and his crew. Don't do it.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.