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→
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
Alex Lightman has challenged the oil giants, with:
his brilliant Ted-talk ‘How To Rid The US of Fossil Fuels by 2030′ see below. ,
and his coming book “The Infinite Feast: Food Security via Clean Energy”
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.
from Plane Stupid On 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. Our 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”→
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 Creative Commons:
by Tierney Smith 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.
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.
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.
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:
Folks in Cairo, Egypt needed two selfie sticks taped together to capture this photo:
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:
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):
And in Wellington, New Zealand:
Frontline communities are not staying silent — this weekend, they are fighting for survival:
Tuvalu Climate March
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!”
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:
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
We 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→