Close to a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to agriculture . A worrying figure, and a disturbing one since it includes all agricultural systems of production, from “conventional” agriculture to organic agriculture, from battery farming to pasturing, from industrial monocultures to small, mixed farms. While farmers are blamed for their responsibility in climate change, actors from industrial agriculture take advantage of these conflations to greenwash their image. Continue reading ‘Climate-Smart’..more capitalist Greenwash
By George Monbiot,
It was the year of living dangerously. In 2012 governments turned their backs on the living planet, demonstrating that no chronic problem, however grave, will take priority over an immediate concern, however trivial. I believe there has been no worse year for the natural world in the past half century.
Three weeks before the minimum occurred, the melting of the Arctic’s sea ice broke the previous record(1). Iconic remnants of the global megafauna – such as rhinos and bluefin tuna – were shoved violently towards extinction(2). Novel tree diseases raged across continents(3). Bird and insect numbers continued to plummet, coral reefs retreated, marine life dwindled. And those charged with protecting us and the world in which we live pretended that none of it was happening…. Continue reading 2012.. Worst ever Year for the Planet
A 4o C global warming is double the threshold climate scientists will say must not be crossed to avoid disastrous impacts of climate change within this century and beyond. It will take a massive, concertized international effort by both developed and developing nations to stop short of this ‘climate cliff.’ Continue reading Climate Criminals to push us over a Cliff: PWC report
Paid by the greedy immoral US corporations, the US presidential candidates both refused to even talk about Climate
Change, even though it could easily make the planet uninhabitable for humans.
The US public has been willingly convinced by a massive Lie Campaign that Climate Change does not exist.
All the more fitting and ironic then, that monster Hurricane Sandy should erupt into the end of the farcical Election Campaign. Hopefully the victims and relatives of the dead will point the finger at the Climate Criminals.
In Hurricane Sandy’s Fury, The Fingerprint Of Climate Change
Posted: 10/29/2012 12:31 pm EDT Updated: 10/29/2012 3:55 pm EDT
Last month, Mike Tidwell, director of Maryland’s Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the author of the 2006 book The Ravaging Tide — which detailed the expected rise in extreme weather events that will come with global warming — received a pamphlet in the mail from his insurance company,
Travelers. The full-color flier depicted a typical suburban home with a lashing storm looming on the horizon.
Federal disaster declarations are up, the pamphlet declared. Average winter storm losses have doubled since the 1980s. Thunderstorms last year caused over $25 billion in damages, more than double the previous record…. Continue reading Sandy Exposes Climate Criminal Politicians