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It is a major transit route for oil tankers. A large share of China’s industrial exports to Western Europe transits through this strategic waterway. Maritime trade from East and Southern Africa to Western Europe also transits within proximity of Socotra (Suqutra), through the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. WAMM Newsletter, Volume 36, Number […]
Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure? Environmentalists need to contest the Pentagon’s staggering global footprint. The US military is the world’s largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels and the largest source of greenhouse gasses, contributing about 5 percent of global warming emissions.
Still, don’t for a second imagine that Donald Trump won’t be remembered. He will — into the distant future in a way that no other American president is likely to be.
“Trump is the worst thing that could have happened to the planet” . . .
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Goodman, a reporter for the independent news program, can be seen on news footage from Sept. 3 documenting the clash between protesters and private security personnel with guard dogs at a Dakota Access construction site, including footage showing people with bite injuries and a dog with blood on its mouth.
DAPL would be the largest pipeline ever to come out of North Dakota and, at 1,172-miles long, it would be only seven miles shorter than Keystone XL, which was rejected by the president because it didn’t pass his climate test. So it raises the question: Why, of all projects, shouldn’t DAPL have to pass a similar test?
Edward Snowden discusses our choices for the future.
Squandering the Planet’s Increasingly Scarce Fossil Fuels for our Amusement By Gary G. Kohls, MD Duluth Reader July 7, 2016 Also direct to Rise Up Times The Big Oil cartels have, for decades, been poisoning the Gulf of Mexico, the Persian Gulf and many other oceans and ocean floors with uncounted millions of gallons of […]
“We’re going to step into it, boldly and together.” –Tim DeChristopher
The DoD burned about 350,000 barrels of oil per day, which made it the single largest institutional oil consumer in the world, according to a 2012 estimate.(10). … Oil accounted for nearly 80 percent of the DoD’s energy consumption.(12)
Despite this unbelievably massive carbon footprint, the Pentagon has had a blanket exemption in all international climate agreements, including the Kyoto Climate protocol,(13) which the U.S. Senate never ratified anyway.
Hedges: Parras and those who live near him are among the hundreds of millions of human sacrifices that industrial capitalism demands. They are cursed from birth to endure poverty, disease, toxic contamination and, often, early death. They are forced to kneel like bound captives to be slain on the altar of capitalism in the name of progress. They have gone first. We are next.
The end of capitalism? Marx’s analysis and the current economy.
Dr. Hansen has received numerous awards and is recognized for speaking truth to power, for identifying ineffectual policies as greenwash, and for outlining actions that the public must take to protect the future of young people and other life on our planet.
▶ Democracy Now! As Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Grows, U.N. Negotiators Consider a “Zero Emissions” Future
Published on Dec 12, 2014 http://democracynow.org – For the first time ever, delegates at the U.N. Climate Change Conference are talking about entirely phasing out fossil fuels by 2050, setting up a showdown with the energy industry that profits from their extraction. We speak to Jamie Henn of 350.org about the state of the U.N. […]
After eight years of negotiation in the UN, and with the current voluntary pledges of governments, we have only reduced 3 gigatons of CO2e per year from the business-as-usual scenario, and we should have reduced at least 16 gigatons per year by 2020. So, putting aside words and speeches, governments reduced less than 20% of […]
▶ Democracy Now! Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis
Klein writes. “We are stuck because the actions that would give us the best chance of averting catastrophe — and would benefit the vast majority — are extremely threatening to an elite minority that has a stranglehold over our economy, our political process, and most of our major media outlets.” Published on Sep 18, 2014 […]