US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet
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.
“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
... 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
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