Nov 24th, 2010 in Featured Articles, Newswire
(See 1 page pdf file of this statement, for printing)
We, the undersigned, declare the following:
There can be no solution to the climate crisis and no “climate justice” so long as the US military and its allies continue to pollute unabated, and to squander lives and resources. Likewise, there will be no end to war so long as global warming continues to accelerate. It’s time to break the cycle and end the death spiral!
Militarism/War: Elephant in the Living Room. (Accompanying fact sheet: http://tinyurl.com/26stkfv)
The US Military and their allies, through their imperial wars and military...
May 18th, 2014 in Newswire
From Wikipedia.org: “The tragedy of the commons is a dilemma arising from the situation in which multiple individuals, acting independently, and solely and rationally consulting their own self-interest, will ultimately deplete a shared limited resource even when it is clear that it is not in anyone’s long-term interest for this to happen. This dilemma was first described in an influential article titled “The Tragedy of the Commons,” written by Garrett Hardin and first published in the journal Science in 1968.”
Some argue that this is reason for more privatization of the...
May 10th, 2014 in Newswire
The FINANCIAL — Medical experts have warned of a global health catastrophe unless radical cuts are agreed in carbon dioxide emissions at a major UN conference in December. In an exceptional joint appeal published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The Lancet, they called on governments to act decisively to roll back the threat from global warming.
A new report on climate change and health commissioned by University College London and the Lancet concludes that climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, according to BMJ. The report emphasises not only the...
Dec 12th, 2010 in Featured Articles, Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE: Dec 10, 2010
Militarism as Cause and Consequence of Climate Change
Expulsion of Organizer from COP16 Leads to Cancellation of Press Conference
from Climate SOS, Biofuel Watch, and Global Compliance Research Project
(Cancun, Dec 10, 2010): As climate negotiations in Cancun become increasingly chaotic and the outcomes uncertain, over 70 diverse environmental, peace and social justice organizations declare that on this 62nd International Human Rights Day, we must recognize that all efforts to address climate change or human rights will fail unless we contend with the “elephant in the...
Dec 11th, 2010 in Newswire
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Nov 24th, 2010 in Newswire
The only way to save the planet: stop the military-industrial machine!
(printer-friendly pdf of this fact sheet)
As it becomes increasingly clear that we’re way past the point of dangerous interference with the climate system, as more and more components of the natural world that sustains our very existence collapse, revealing the breadth and depth of our destruction, as scientists openly despair at the already triggered avalanche of what they fear is the Sixth Great Extinction, the US government, at the behest of its military-industrial-banking corporate masters, is continuing its mad quest of...
Nov 23rd, 2010 in Newswire
To: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, email@example.com
From: Maggie Zhou, Ph.D., Climate SOS/Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities
Date: Oct 1, 2010
Dear Commission members,
Thank you for this opportunity to comment on synthetic biology.
I used to be a biotech believer
I have a PhD in molecular biology, and also worked for 5 years in the field of bioinformatics, a.k.a. computational biology, the field that covers genomics, proteomics, etc., before devoting now full-time in climate campaigning. I still remember the days when Craig Venter raced against Eric...
Nov 23rd, 2010 in Newswire
by Pat Mooney
2010-10-06, Pambazuka News
As the UN General Assembly prepares for the June 2012 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, the global response to the current set of crises around ‘food, fuel, finance and Fahrenheit’ are giving rise to even greater commoditisation of our lives, writes Pat Mooney. In the face of new ‘shock doctrines’ around agricultural erosion, ecosystem collapse, cultural extinctions and gender ‘disappeareds’, Mooney discusses the supposed therapies and ultimate pay-offs.
The UN General Assembly is preparing for a head of state summit on environmental issues in...
Oct 28th, 2010 in Featured Articles, In the News, Newswire
Nagoya, Japan: News Release | 29 October 2010 | www.etcgroup.org
Geoengineering Moratorium at UN Ministerial in Japan
Risky Climate Techno-fixes Blocked
NAGOYA, Japan – In a landmark consensus decision, the 193-member UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will close its tenth biennial meeting with a de facto moratorium on geoengineering projects and experiments. “Any private or public experimentation or adventurism intended to manipulate the planetary thermostat will be in violation of this carefully crafted UN consensus,” stated Silvia Ribeiro, Latin American Director of ETC Group.
Aug 10th, 2010 in In the News, Newswire
Dear Friends, Supporters, Comrades and Community,
As you may recall, a lively protest took place on the streets of Chicago’s financial district last November 30, on the 10th anniversary of the “Battle of Seattle” and a week ahead of the big UN climate summit in Copenhagen. Several groups from across the city had come together to demand just, equitable, and effective solutions to the climate crisis, starting with the shut-down of the Crawford and Fisk coal plants in Chicago’s Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods. The November 30th (N30) event also targeted “false...
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