Climate change - politics and activism

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Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:18 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:23 am
Hit 'em in the hip pocket.
...
https://time.com/5752188/financial-worl ... te-change/

I've been familiar with the successes of Market Forces - https://www.marketforces.org.au/ - for some years. It's good to hear that similar groups are working elsewhere.

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And more:
...Divestment from fossil fuel is being turbo-charged by the rise of institutional shareholder activism. The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change now has a combined $24 trillion in assets under management, and is developing “a practical and useable framework for investors to be able to understand what it would mean for a pension fund to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement.” In other words, it is developing a practical guide for its members to use in dumping coal. ...
:reading: https://www.smh.com.au/environment/clim ... 53omu.html

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Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:37 am

Excellent advice for everyone concerned about climate change - or, indeed, any other problem which needs social action.
You are scrolling through the news and see yet another story about climate change.

Australia is on fire. Indonesia is drowning. At the same time, Donald Trump is trying to make it easier to build new fossil-fuel projects.

As you read, your chest tightens ...

As an environmental writer, I’m often asked for guidance on coping with climate change. I have thoughts. Even better, I have a five-point plan to manage the psychological toll of living with climate change and to become part of the solution.
:reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opin ... hange.html

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Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Post by SethRich » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:29 pm

Greetings,

It should go without saying, but this is a brief reminder not to be a terrorist.

UK home secretary defends Extinction Rebellion’s inclusion on terror list, after group judged to promote ‘extremist ideology’

:group:

:candle:
"Let us neither be perpetrators nor victims!" (DN26)

"Our civilization is at the point where we need to start discerning between 'Progression' & 'Regression'." (Kabamur)

:candle: "...his name was Seth Rich..."

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Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Post by Kim O'Hara » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 am

G'day, mate,

It should go without saying, but this is a brief reminder not to be an alarmist.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... eter-fahy-
The official scheme to stop people becoming terrorists risks being damaged by scandals such as listing Extinction Rebellion as an extremist ideology, a former senior police chief has said.

Sir Peter Fahy, who was head of Prevent from 2010 to 2015, said confidence from communities was vital to its success and legitimacy.
or a leftie-basher -
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... error-list
Putting Extinction Rebellion on extremist list 'completely wrong', says Keir Starmer

Labour leadership frontrunner joins police chiefs in denouncing the move
or simply uninformed -
https://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/extinc ... 4424116629
Extinction Rebellion (XR) has criticised police for including the group on a list of extremist organisations in an official report.

... “Teachers, grandparents, nurses have been trying their best with loving nonviolence to get politicians and big business to do something about the dire state of our planet.

“And this is how the establishment responds.”
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Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Post by Kim O'Hara » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:05 pm

Help! I can't believe it's for real and I can't prove it isn't!
During an appearance on the Understanding the Times radio program this weekend, former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann called on Christian pastors to reassure the people that climate change doesn’t pose a threat, thanks to a promise God made in the Old Testament.

“I would encourage pastors to start preaching on this issue of climate change and God’s view of climate change,” Bachmann told host Jan Markell in an audio clip flagged by Right Wing Watch. “The very covenant was established by God and Noah. And that covenant was that sin was so gross in the world that God had to bring about judgment, and then he had to bring about salvation, and from there came Abraham.”

“God put a rainbow in the sky as a sign of his covenant and he said very clearly to the entire world, ‘Never again will there be judgment, never again will the world be flooded,’” Bachman added.

According to Bachmann, when it comes to God’s word, you can “take it to the bank.”

“And what is it these frauds tells us with climate change?” she said. “That the world’s going to be flooded. Isn’t it interesting they’re saying it’s going to be another catastrophe, it’s flooding, we’re going to be flooded? God says we will never be flooded.” ...
https://deadstate.org/michele-bachmann- ... re-floods/
:rolleye:

I guess if it's for real, I can feel somewhat better about our worst-case Aussie politicians, so that's a (sort of) win.
And if it's satire, I can feel somewhat better about the worst-case US politicians, so that's a (sort of) win, too.

I think.

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Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Post by fwiw » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:24 pm

Michele Bachmann, not satire.

Hardcore christian fundamentalist.

Those people are not self-aware
... just my opinion, for what it's worth

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Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Post by Kim O'Hara » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:33 pm

fwiw wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Michele Bachmann, not satire.

Hardcore christian fundamentalist.

Those people are not self-aware
:thanks:

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Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Post by Kim O'Hara » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:36 pm

When corporations back woke capitalism it means climate change action has gone mainstream

... Corporations might take a bit of a gamble on public opinion, but they don't support issues that would damage their own commercial interests.

In other words, if a corporation puts its name behind an issue, it is because they will benefit from taking the popular side.

Major corporations, just like major political parties, don't lead, they follow. Whether it be in pursuit of dollars or votes, there is little room for any radical agendas.

That so many corporations have come out in support of bushfire relief and demanding action on climate change is a sign that the public sentiment has changed, at last.

What this tells us is that climate denialism, no matter how hard it has been peddled by some conservative politicians, self-interested corporations or dominant parts of the media, is no longer a position that holds water with the public...
:reading: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-18/ ... s/11875996
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Now all we need to do is beat a few politicians into submission - or replace them.

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