Nov 24th, 2010 in Featured Articles, Newswire
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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...
Nov 23rd, 2010 in Newswire
To: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, firstname.lastname@example.org
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...