The eco-village of Vauban in Germany signposts one answer to climate change, reports Heather Rogers
Over the past decade, an eco‑friendly marketplace has been unleashed across the west. Thanks to consumer demand, the organic food business has grown by double digits every year for the past 15 – waning only briefly in 2009 due to the recession. Automakers are turning out more gas-electric hybrids and full electrics than ever before; biofuel markets are escalating every year; and the global carbon trade is now worth over $30 billion annually.
The promise implicit in these changes is that global warming can be stopped by swapping dirty products for green ones, with little disruption to daily life. Getting behind the wheel of a gas-electric hybrid is not so different from driving a regular car. Ethanol and biodiesel are the same as ordinary petrol. And paying a little extra for an airline ticket to cancel out CO2 emissions takes almost no effort at all…… /cont..
via Real green living | Red Pepper.
NOTE.. This for me is a typical ‘tech fix’.. it could work,but if they can harness waste heat from power stations they’re much more likely to turn it into electricity and make more money! mikegilli).
…The IEA just said we’ll need 3000 carbon capture and storage projects by 2050 if we’re too reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to avert potentially catastrophic global warming. Considering that there are just five currently operating and 75 in planning stages, and there’s a strong contingent of researchers expressing doubt about that scale of CCS being feasible, it’s a daunting challenging ahead, no doubt. Well, Greentech Media is highlighting an interesting way of meeting that challenge:
[Global Thermostat] essentially captures the heat from power plants and/or industrial equipment to drive its CO2 capture equipment…..ETC ETC
via Waste Heat Powers Novel Carbon Capture Scheme : TreeHugger.
Ex-Icelandic official jailed for bank collapse trade
07 April 2011 | 22:43 | FOCUS News Agency
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Reykjavik. A Reykjavik court on Thursday sentenced a former high ranking official at Iceland’s finance ministry to two years in prison for selling stock in the Landsbanki bank just before its 2008 collapse, AFP reported.
Baldur Gudlaugsson “took advantage of his position as a staff member of public office” by selling all of his shares in Landsbanki on September 17 and 18 2008, the Reykjavik district court said in its ruling.
via Banqueros islandeses … a la jaula!!!! – cinabrio blog.
Ha pasado el 5 anniversario del encarcelamiento de Eric McDavid en EEUU, como parte de la campaña de la FBI contra los verdes y anarquistas. http://supporteric.org/updates.htm
5 years have now passed since Eric was jailed as part of an FBI campaign against greens and anarchists.
El David no hizo nada, solo planear una acción con una agente encubierto de la policía que recició 65.000$ por entraparle.
Eric did nothing, just planned an action with an undercover police officer who got $65,000 to entrap him.
Sigue resistiendo en la carcel y habrá un dia de acción el 11 de Junio de 2011, junto con la anarquista Marie Mason, encarcelado por 21 años por atacar un laboritorio de comida transgénica http://supportmariemason.org/2011/04/07/june11-2011/
He’s still resisting inside and there’ll be an international Resistance Day on June 11th 2011 for him and the anarchist Marie Mason, who’s jailed for 21 years for attacking a Transgenic Food lab.
Here’s the sticker in English
Akí la pegatina en inglés
Una manera de expresar solidaridad sería traducir más cosas de sus sitio wbs. Haré una pegatina para Marie también.
One way to give solidarity would be to translate more stuff from their websites. I’ll do a sticker for Marie Mason as well.
‘ecoterrorist’ Marie Mason
Eric McDavid was arrested in January 2006 after being entrapped by a paid government informant – “Anna” – and was charged with a single count of conspiracy. Eric – who never carried out any actions and was accused of what amounts to “thought crime” – refused to cooperate with the state and took his case to trial. After a trial fraught with errors, the jury convicted Eric. He was subsequently sentenced to almost 20 years in prison. More information on Eric’s case can be found at http://supportmariemason.org/2011/04/07/june11-2011
Marie Mason was arrested in March 2008 after her former partner – Frank Ambrose – turned informant for the FBI. Facing a life sentence if she went to trial, Marie accepted a plea bargain in September 2008, admitting her involvement in the burning of an office connected to GMO research and the destruction of a piece of logging equipment. At her sentencing in February the following year, she received a sentence of almost 22 years. More information on Marie’s case can be found at http://supporteric.org/updates.htm
via June 11, 2011: International Day of Solidarity for Marie Mason and Eric McDavid! « Support Marie Mason.