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urgent if not too late campaign..stop rightist and corporate climate criminals

US Christmas lights use more energy than entire countries

694554-63b932ec-5642-11e3-ba26-b7fc4856becaBright lights strung on American trees, rooftops and lawns account for 6.63 billion kilowatt hours of electricity consumption every year, according to a recent blog post by the Center for Global Development

American household Christmas lights, a favorite holiday tradition, use up more electricity than some poorer countries—such as El Salvador or Ethiopia—do in a year.

Bright lights strung on American trees, rooftops and lawns account for 6.63 billion hours of every year, according to a recent blog post by the Center for Global Development. Continue reading US Christmas lights use more energy than entire countries

climate criminals plastered in Paris

and here are 3 more!climte criminals


Activists covered the city in “Wanted” posters that call out climate criminals.

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Activist group Avaaz thinks that climate deniers deserve a more forceful qualifier for their creative interpretations of the atmospheric sciences—it prefers climate criminals. On Monday morning, volunteers plastered more than 1,000 “Wanted” posters, featuring the faces and names of seven prominent fossil fuel lobbyists who have been obstructing the climate movement. The group put the signs up near Paris’s five-star hotels and handed out fliers to passersby at metro stations. Continue reading climate criminals plastered in Paris

CO2-FREE FUEL REVOLUTION .. by Alex Lightman.. Ted-Talk

After 21 Conferences to ‘Fix The Climate’ we still see CO2 emissions rising and new fossil fuel prospection surging ahead. With the whole biosphere now teetering on the edge of collapse we need every tool possible to postpone disaster

Ammonia Energy SystemAlex Lightman has challenged the oil giants, with: 

  • his brilliant Ted-talk ‘How To Rid The US of Fossil Fuels by 2030′ see below. ,
  • slideshow (see below)
  • his presentation at the NH3 Fuel Conference :  NH3, Food Security, and The Transition to Fossil Fuel Free
  • and his coming book “The Infinite Feast: Food Security via Clean Energy”
  • WATCH HERE:

  • NH3 part starts at  minute 13.00

At last a major US  ‘tech guru’ is in favour of green-NH3, the non-fossil and CO2-free fuel that has always existed, suppressed by the fossil fuel industry.  We’ve been saying it for years with zero impact. all combustion motors can be run on green NH3, cutting climate destroying gases by 30% and minimizing air pollution,  and saving millions of us from an agonizing death.

Continue reading CO2-FREE FUEL REVOLUTION .. by Alex Lightman.. Ted-Talk

Activists block Heathrow Tunnel: Airports to be ‘Biggest Climate Wrecker”

United Kingdom: Activists Block Tunnel to Airport

from Plane Stupid
Heathrow_Airport_3510585bOn the 26th of November, just three days before the COP21 climate conference in Paris was due to start, three Plane Stupid activists blocked the main road access tunnel to Heathrow’s terminals 1, 2 and 3. This reportedly caused a traffic tailback several miles long as police directed inbound vehicles to one lane of the outbound tunnel. file photo of protests against expansion of Heathrow Airport in London_AFPOur early entry for the#ClimateGames sent a clear message to the UK government that expanding aviation is a no-go for the climate; were it to go ahead the UK would undoubtedly miss its emissions targets as set out under the 2008 Climate Change Act. Continue reading Activists block Heathrow Tunnel: Airports to be ‘Biggest Climate Wrecker”

Fox in the hen house: the polluters bankrolling the climate talks

Hypocrisy:  Despite media hype CO2 levels still increase every year, fossil fuel subsidies are higher than ever, and no country has yet banned any company from extracting fossil fuels
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by       As corporate anti-climate behaviour comes under increasing scrutiny from law-enforcers, media and public, a new report highlights the conflict of interest between the Paris climate summit’s aims and the polluting actions of the companies bankrolling it.

Fueling the Fire – The corporate sponsors bankrolling COP21’ reveals how Engie, EDF, Suez Environnement and BNP Paribas together own more than 46 coal-fired power plants, and are investing in oil sands exploration in Canada and fracking for shale gas in the UK.edf

Between 2005 and 2014 the corporation provided half of the total financial support (€15.5 billion) from French banks to the coal industry.

The same fossil fuel corporation have also been involved in attempt to deny science and deceive the public about climate change – often hiding behind lobbying organisations to do so – and have interfered with the UNFCCC, according to the report.

Patti Lynn, executive director of Corporate Accountability International said:

Inviting some of the world’s biggest polluters to pay for the COP is akin to hiring a fox to guard a hen house. We must eliminate this conflict of interest before COPs become corporate tradeshows for false market-based solutions.cameron

EDF, for example, has been working alongside Shell, ExxonMobil and other to block renewable deployment in Europe via the BusinessEurope lobby group.

At the same time, BNP Paribas is one of the largest coal financiers in France as well as a financial backer of Canada’s tar sands extraction, and Engie, formerly GDF Suez, emits over 131 megatons of CO2 each year and has worked to aggressively expand it investments in fracked gas.

Célia Gautier, policy advisor at Climate Action Network France said:

Despite recent announcements to stop new coal projects, Engie still owns 30 dirty coal power plants worldwide. Gas and coal are the company’s main energy sources; renewables account for just 4 per cent of its energy mix (excluding large dams). On top of this, Engie is planning to sell some of its coal power plants instead of closing them down. The French state is directly responsible for Engie’s greenwashing activities as it owns 33 per cent of its shares and accepted to put them in their list of COP21 sponsors.petition-stop-mensonges-dedf-nucleaire-nest-s-L-7I5NyO

With the breadth and depth of such companies’ fossil fuel assets made clear, their attempts at blocking climate action common knowledge, and the public helping throw the spotlight on climate Pinocchios, the game is up.

The UN can ensure the “fox” is nowhere near the “hen house” at next week’s climate summit in Paris and in future climate policy-making by kicking polluters out just big tobacco was kicked out of health talks a decade


Policemen fight with activists during a protest ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference at the place de la Republique, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start Monday, and activists are holding marches and protests around the world to urge them to reach a strong agreement to slow global warming. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Policemen fight with activists during a protest ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference at the place de la Republique, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start Monday, and activists are holding marches and protests around the world to urge them to reach a strong agreement to slow global warming. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Around 200 Arrests At Paris Climate Conference Protest

 

– See more at: http://tcktcktck.org/2015/11/fox-in-the-hen-house-the-polluters-bankrolling-the-climate-talks/#sthash.9V56sjJB.dpuf

Photos From 1st Day of the Global Climate March

 

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Photos From The First Day of the Global Climate March That Bring Us Hope

The biggest U.N. climate conference of the decade starts in Paris on Monday, and hundreds of thousands of people around the world are marching for action.   

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Here are some of the photos from the first day of the Global Climate March that inspire us.
Even more are coming tomorrow. If you want to get involved, there are hundreds more marches around the world still to come:

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60,000 peopled turned out in Melbourne for Australia’s largest climate march ever. It was being lead by amazing young indigenous people from Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. This is an incredible way to start a weekend of action:

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Folks in Cairo, Egypt needed two selfie sticks taped together to capture this photo:

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Photo Credit: التحرك الشعبى من أجل المناخ و البيئة

We’re not just fighting for the next generation — the next generation is joining the fight:

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It’s time to keep fossil fuels in the ground and transition to renewable energy — and folks across the world are not shying away from saying it:

In Tokyo, Japan (Photo Credit: Hiroshi Okamoto):

In Samoa:

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In Nepal:

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And in Wellington, New Zealand:

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Frontline communities are not staying silent — this weekend, they are fighting for survival:

Tuvalu Climate March

Tuvalu Climate March

 

Dhaka, Bangladesh photo: Maruf Hossain

Dhaka, Bangladesh
photo: Maruf Hossain

 

“Mina (in front) is dressed in a contemporary mix traditional attire from the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea. Due to climate change – what used to be fertile lands up in the highlands is now suffering from severe drought. PNG will not be silent anymore. We are standing in solidarity with the world!”

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Photo Credit: Dagia. Aka

What is a movement without singing? We’re marching to our own beat this weekend:

We are ready for the solution. In fact, we’re already building it. Here’s a photo from Tokelau, the first nation in the world to go 100% renewable:

Tokelau, the first nation in the world to go 100% renewable. Photo by Litia Maiava

Photo by Litia Maiava

MARCH WITH US AGAIN TOMORROW.

sTOP kING cOAL: Oakland Fossil Fuel Resistance

 

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Coaltastrophe Threatens Oakland

The current focus of this campaign is to stop the threat of coal being transported into Oakland by rail for export overseas.  Despite the opposition of the City Council, the Mayor, and numerous other politicians “saying” they don’t want this new threat, the proposal remains on the table

Coal Rally picturesWe need a massive uprising of concerned residents, not only but mainly in Oakland, to “buck up” our political representatives to effectively challenge the coal terminal developer.  If they cannot use their political muscle to stop the coal, then going to court, backed by the overwhelming majority of Oakland residents, will be the inevitable next step. Continue reading sTOP kING cOAL: Oakland Fossil Fuel Resistance