Climate change - politics and activism

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Post by Kim O'Hara » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:18 am

Speaking of greedy lying bastards ...
The stunning hypocrisy of JP Morgan and CEO Jamie Dimon on climate change

JPMorgan Chase and its chief executive Jamie Dimon claim to be strong supporters of climate action and the Paris climate accord. But in reality, they are “the world’s worst banker of climate change” according to a major new analysis.

Just this week, the company launched a wildly misleading attack on the Green New Deal, asserting that its goals of rapidly decarbonizing the U.S. economy “are not in the realm of the possible.”

According to a report by the Sierra Club and other leading environmental groups, however, JPMorgan Chase has provided a staggering $196 billion dollars in financing for fossil fuels and fossil fuel expansion since the December 2015 Paris Agreement, in which 200 nations unanimously agreed to leave most fossil fuels in the ground ...
:reading: https://thinkprogress.org/stunning-hypo ... d2ecfbbbd/

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Post by Kim O'Hara » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:38 am

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Post by Kim O'Hara » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:38 am

John Kerry is on a mission to hold Trump accountable on climate change

Former Secretary of State John Kerry, the man who negotiated and signed the landmark Paris climate accord on behalf of the United States, is working on a new initiative that will seek to punish President Trump and other politicians for failing to combat climate change.

“Regrettably, President Trump has eliminated American leadership and replaced it [with] know-nothing denial,” Kerry said in an interview Thursday.

He lambasted the president’s pledge to pull the U.S. out of the Paris deal and called the administration’s moves to undo Obama-era pollution-cutting regulations “criminal, basically.”

Kerry said he was working with former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and others to develop a new international initiative to hold politicians accountable for undermining the fight against climate change.

The primary solution to climate change, Kerry said, is clear: to transform the energy system so that it no longer relies on carbon-emitting fossil fuels. And that task is becoming easier as renewable technologies improve.

“The biggest single thing that is lacking today is political accountability,” Kerry said. “People can mock the concept of climate change with impunity and there is no cost to pay. That’s got to stop.”
:reading: https://www.latimes.com/local/californi ... story.html

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Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Post by Dan74 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:23 pm

George Monbiot calls for civil disobedience:

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Post by Kim O'Hara » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:05 pm

Dan74 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:23 pm
George Monbiot calls for civil disobedience:
I'm reluctant to advocate illegal activity, let alone violence, but it may come to that. We've had years - decades - of peaceful protests, and The Establishment (for want of a better term) has not only ignored calls for it to act, it has denied the need for action.
Time is now getting very short, and progress has been so slow that we need really big changes, really quickly. What should we do? Escalate, if possible.

Here's one small example - https://7news.com.au/news/sa/sa-parliam ... ed-c-61862
A group of activists self-described as 'mostly grandparents' has been dragged from the South Australian parliament after staging a protest on Monday afternoon.

The activists, known as Extinction Rebellion, occupied the House of Assembly for around an hour, telling stories of their grandchildren and the lives they believe will face them as a product of what they call a "climate catastrophe".

Police were called to forcibly remove the group after they refused to leave the floor. ...
The School Strike for Climate is another - https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com/support-us

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Post by Kim O'Hara » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:04 am

Extinction Rebellion are ramping up their actions in London and elsewhere -
Protesters target Jeremy Corbyn on day three of Extinction Rebellion

Demonstrators also hit rail network as number of arrests across week rises to 400

More than 100 people were arrested on Wednesday in the climate protests that have caused major disruption in central London, Scotland Yard said, taking the total number of arrests to almost 400.

Activists stepped up the demonstrations on their third day, targeting the capital’s rail network and the home of the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Traders in the West End warned that the protests, which have seen protesters block four London landmarks for the past three days, had already cost them tens of millions of pounds.
More than 400 arrested at Extinction Rebellion protests in London
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The first estimate of the financial impact of the so-called climate rebellion came as activists targeted London’s rail network. Just after 11am, three people glued themselves to a train at Canary Wharf station, causing delays on the Docklands Light Railway. ...

The events in London are part of an international “climate rebellion” organised by the UK-based Extinction Rebellion. Protests had taken place or were planned in 80 cities across 33 countries, from India to Australia, and around Europe and the US. In The Hague , activists occupied the international criminal court building on Tuesday. ...
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... s-carriage

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