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Opposing carbon trading across the globe

This response from fabulous S. African climate justice activist from Timberwatch,Wally Menne in response to “Africa Progress Panel” (more purveyors of false solutions to the world) so right on…  Dear Dawda   Is it not time to let Africa’s people decide how to act on climate change?   It is unacceptable to publish the kind of inappropriate recomendations that this “policy brief” contains. CDM and REDD (page 9) are just another way to exploit and to siphon off Africa’s resources so that the EU and other industrialised countries can continue to burn excessive...

Climate SOS Tour Blog Post #1

The methane news in the MIT paper yesterday terrifies. Methane is likely escaping from the sea floor at a rate 1 million times faster than previously thought. One million times! What are we going to do? Are we going to let Big Oil, Big Coal and Corrupt Big Greens give us cap-and-trade and business-as-usual? If you are among those of us who shout “NO!”, then join our Tour blog. Help us KILL THE BILL in the senate where cap-and-trade is spawning under Barbara Boxer and John Kerry. The Climate SOS Tour to KILL THE BILL reaches Minot, ND tomorrow night (9/6), then gathers in Bismarck, ND...

After Downing St: Climate SOS Sets Out to Defeat U.S. “False” Climate Bill, Claiming “Worse Than Nothing Is Not Good Enough”

Press Release posted on AfterDowningStreet.org –  http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/45728 A grassroots network of environmentalists, scientists, human rights and social justice activists and faith-based organizations concerned about climate change launched a nationwide campaign today to either dramatically improve or defeat climate change legislation being considered in Congress. They say that the Senate bill, expected in September, will very likely take its cue from the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACESA) passed by the House in June, and be even further watered down. While...

Environmental Defense Fund Caught in Astro Turf Scandal in North Dakota: Climate SOS is the Real Deal

While the big greens and industry try to out do themselves by paying mouthpieces to pitch their views to Senators on the climate bill, ClimateSOS is the real thing:  grassroots activists, primarily volunteers, getting out the word that the upcoming Senate bill does more harm than good. This article from Greenwire says EDF, a big green, is paying people to call their Senators asking for support for the climate bill.   Industry and climate deniers do the same thing:  ”Energy Citizens” paid people to show up at town hall meetings to shout opposition to the bill.  Combine these paid...

Climate SOS Tour: The Real Deal

Climate SOS steps up with a response to the excellent points made by Washington Post columnist David Farhrenhold in his August 31, 2009 column. Mr. Farenhold’s column “Environmentalists Slow to Adjust in Climate Debate” asserts that the mainstream environmental movement is confused about how to respond to the much anticipated Senate climate change bill. We at Climate SOS points out the reasons the bill should get a luke warm reception by anyone concerned about doing something real about climate change and climate justice: the bill does more harm than good – to the planet and our...

NRDC vs WeACT on carbon markets and ACESA

This radio interview debate between Dan Lashoff from NRDC and Cecil Corbin Marks is interesting. Cecil provides some interesting comments on the (dis)function of market approaches. LISTEN: 2009_08_03 Dan Lashof Cecil Corbin-Mark host Tammy bang Luu Download this audio file Download this audio file Labor/Community Strategy Center Debate Air Date:  08/03/2009           Segment Host:  Tammy Bang Luu Obama’s landmark federal climate bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), passed the House at the end of June. As the bill has progressed, the debate among...

UN Chief Climate Scientist says 350 is the number

letter from Bill McKibben, 350.org Dear friends, For once, this email isn’t asking you to do anything at all. It’s merely sharing the news–the amazing news–that arrived about 45 minutes ago at 350 headquarters . Rajendra Pachauri is the U.N.’s top climate scientist. He leads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which every five years produces the authoritative assessment of climate science. Their last report, in 2007, helped set the target of 450 ppm (parts per million of CO2) that many environmental groups and national governments have adopted as their...

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URGENT CALL: Stand against the ACES climate bill!

CLIMATE SOS TELL YOUR SENATORS A CLIMATE BILL THAT IS “WORSE THAN NOTHING” IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH! This past June, the House passed the American Clean Energy & Security Act (ACESA). Soon, this bill will be voted on by the Senate. If passed, this climate bill would: a. Prevent the U.S. from making anything remotely close to its fair share of greenhouse gas emissions reductions – necessary for averting catastrophic consequences and forging an effective global strategy on climate stabilization. b. Lock us into an extremely complex cap-and-trade scheme that benefits fossil fuel, utilities, the...

ACESA spells rainforest destruction

The House cap-and-trade bill allows rampant rainforest destruction to continue – and the Senate cap-and-trade bill will likely be modeled after the House version. The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACESA) recently passed by the House seeks to roll back major biofuels studies of the last several years. ACESA would block the EPA from using “indirect land use change” as a factor in developing the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for biofuels. But indirect land use change caused by biofuels is forcing rainforest destruction in the Amazon, Southeast Asia and Africa. And it is...
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