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Kathy Kelly | Pushing Up: “The War on Our Climate”

Kelly: What are the true costs to society of fossil fuels? According to a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) study, fossil fuel companies are benefiting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, $10 million per minute, every minute, each and every day. The Guardian reports that the $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments.

Ari Phillips: Inside, and Kicked Out Of, ALEC’s Secretive Policy Summit

“Not a single item in ALEC’s agenda would reduce pollution or protect the environment. In fact, they all do the opposite.” By Ari Phillips for Think Progress  MintPress.com  December 6, 2014    This week the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive free-market lobbying group that brings together conservative politicians and major corporate interests, is holding its More

Lisa Graves: More Corporations Flee as ALEC Rolls Out Its Legislative Agenda

... for two decades through to this day, ALEC has been at the forefront of peddling climate change denial to state policymakers. Its legislative agenda is replete with an array of bills to block almost every effort by the Environmental Protection Agency or other governmental bodies to respond to the climate changes underway. By Lisa Graves, More

▶ This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein interview on #GRITtv

Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, breaks down the history of political inaction around the climate that has brought us to the point of crisis and the visionary framework social movements need to usher in an economy that is both democratic and regenerative. Interview by Laura Flanders [youtube=http://youtu.be/mlwzOPxN-QA] Subscribe or More

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