It was a chilly Monday morning at one of the most heavily guarded airports in
the world, and Anna Jones was on top of a just-landed British Airways jet,
wrapping an outlaw banner around its tail fin.
"It felt quite exhilarating and it felt important," said the longtime Greenpeace
activist, who was one of four protesters to attach the "Climate Emergency -- No
3rd Runway" banner to the Airbus A320 at Heathrow Airport. "It felt like we
needed to make this stand, and I was proud to be someone who was doing that."
As Europe's appetite for cheap weekend getaways and lower-fare flights across
the Atlantic collides with mounting public unease over greenhouse gas emissions,
Jones is one of a growing number of environmental activists who have begun to
adopt the tactics of civil disobedience in the war on climate change.
Two days after Greenpeace members hit the runway in late February, protesters