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...
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...
May 13th, 2010 in Newswire
SIERRA CLUB MUST STAND FIRM AGAINST CLIMATE SELL-OUT IN
KERRY- GRAHAM – LIEBERMAN BILL: Open Letter to Grassroots Sierra Activists Urges Resistance to
Fatal Compromise on Senate Bill
From grassroots activists related to both Sierra Club and Climate SOS
“Governments will not put young people and nature above special financial interests without great public pressure. Such pressure is not possible as long as big environmental organizations provide cover. So the best hope is this - individuals must demand that the leaders change course or they will lose support.” -...
Apr 20th, 2010 in Newswire
Note: This commentary has been endorsed by renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, who adds the following comment:
“Governments will not put young people and nature above special financial interests without great public pressure. Such pressure is not possible as long as big environmental organizations provide...
Mar 30th, 2010 in Newswire, U.S. Legislation
Following the disastrous House-passed Waxman-Markey bill, the Senate proposed Boxer-Kerry bill, (both are cap and trade bills that would do more harm to the environment than doing nothing at all, in the words of prominent climate scientist Dr. James Hansen), and now the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman bill still being concocted but already promising to be even worse, many people are understandably thrilled to hear about the Cantwell-Collins bill (acronym CLEAR) that purportedly removes many of the key problems in the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill.
Of all the major advantages claimed by CLEAR’s proponents,...