Volkswagon ‘killed up to 10,000 people just in UK’ and left tens of thousands permanently disabled.
This is the simple conclusion from official figures now available.
For the first time figures for poison NO2 and Particulates 2.5 have been included in British figures, adding 30,000 a year to the estimated deaths, nearly all from diesel emissions.
There are about 13 million Diesel vehicles in Britain, with 1.2 m Volkswagon produced cars (about 10%) emitting up to 30 times the legal limit we can safely estimate at least 2,000 deaths a year from these vehicles, and this has been going on since 2009.
On Thursday, September 17th, members of Northern Rockies Rising Tide and Blue Skies Campaign staged a peaceful blockade in order to prevent a coal train from entering the Missoula rail yard in an act of peaceful protest against Montana coal export projects that threaten the health of rail line communities and the global climate. This nonviolent action is part of a wider nationwide movement called Flood the System, which is mobilizing people across the US this fall to call for real climate solutions in the lead-up to December’s UN climate change negotiations in Paris.
Two community members, Lee Van de Water and Shannon Curry, locked their arms together and refused to move for the mile long coal train. With other participants, Lee and Shannon were able to hold space on the tracks for an hour, preventing it from moving towards its west coast destination. After refusing to leave and going limp, both were cited and released for trespassing.
An appeals court in Lyon, France has upheld a 2012 ruling against Monsanto, in which the agribusiness giant was found guilty of the chemical poisoning a farmer named Paul François. byLorraine Chowat EcoWatch with thanks
September rains are arriving yet multiple wildfires are still breaking out…. just weeks after the ruling PP abolished a law prohibiting re-zoning of burnt forests. Fires are beginning all over, often started by local PP mafia who will later re-zone as building land and increase their fortunes.
Repealing this law is yet another blatant, greedy corrupt scam by a political/business class born under the fascist dictatorship. It stands along with other environmental atrocities like abolition of the Coastal Law to allow hotels and development down to the beach, proposals to tax sunshine which destroyed local solar schemes and backdated suspension of subsidies which destroyed the flourishing wind and solar farms., etc. Over 1000 politicians have been charged with multiple corruption, with almost zero convictions so far!!
….’A fresh fire has broken out in the town of Cualedro in Galicia, north-west Spain, affecting at least 1,000 hectares of forest, as seven fires continue to burn across the country: three in Galicia, one in Cantabria, one in Castile and León, and one in Catalonia and Extremadura…
Enric Duran, also known as Robin Banks, met us in an encrypted chat room and told us that he still lives in hiding.“To defend myself I had to hack the monetary system, isn’t that strange?” he told me.
“The first years of hiding in the underground I was using Bitcoin for security reasons to manage some aspects of my situation”, explained Duran, who says the more he learnt, the more he realized the potential of ‘disruptive technology‘.