Climate Change

COP21 Update: Naomi Klein on the People’s Tribunal of ExxonMobil

Courtesy of Mediapart and The Nation magazine.
Published on Dec 6, 2015

Even as countries cobble together an agreement to curb climate change in Paris, their actions are still being influenced by some of the world’s worst polluters. Fossil fuel companies have been a surprisingly visible part of this summit.

So activists are trying to hold one of the world’s greatest climate criminals accountable through a People’s Trial of Exxon, a trial to highlight what Naomi Klein calls “the climate crime of the century.” In this conversation with Mediapart’s Jade Lindgaard, Klein explains some of the ways activists are putting pressure on the real actors of the climate change game.

Global Agricultural Transition Under Way to Boost Resilience to Climate Change and Reduce Emissions – LPAA Press Release

Press release from the Lima-Paris Action Agenda at COP21 highlights multiple programs supporting soil health & climate change mitigation by growing soil carbon stocks; supporting small farm stakeholders, transitioning to agroecological ag systems, and reducing food waste. – RR Global Agricultural Transition Under Way to Boost Resilience to Climate Change and Reduce Emissions PRESS RELEASE…

Making the Paris Climate Talks Count – Naomi Klein

Published by The Nation on Nov 29, 2015

It’s a classic case of the shock doctrine in action: In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks on Paris earlier this month, the French government is using that crisis to try to silence the climate justice activists who have converged on the capital city for this week’s COP21 climate conference. But it’s not working.

In the first of Naomi Klein’s video dispatches from the frontlines of the Paris climate justice protests, produced by Mediapart and The Nation, Klein explains that at the bottom of all the jargon that will be thrown about this week are human lives—lives that are already being impacted by climate change. If these talks fail to produce substantive changes to our carbon-intensive economy, those lives will only be in greater danger.

 

‘Total Failure to Address the Fundamental Issue’, Says Climate Scientist James Hansen in Withering Rebuke of Obama Climate Strategy Ahead of COP21

Renowned climate scientist James Hansen has published a withering rebuke of the Obama Administration’s negotiating strategy, as the COP21 climate conference approaches on November 30, 2015. Hansen called Obama’s current strategy “100% pure bullshit” and “a total failure to address the fundamental issue.” Here is Hansen’s piece in full or click on the headline below…

Sign the Soil Not Oil Pledge & Spread the Word

A Message from the Soil Not Oil Coalition: Dear Friends and Allies, Building off the momentum from the success of the Soil Not Oil Conference, we are reaching out to invite you to support THE SOIL NOT OIL PLEDGE, as part of our ongoing campaign in defense of soils worldwide. (Please forward widely) Original Authors: Dr. Vandana…

Vast Majority of Public in States Suing Obama Over Clean Power Plan Support Coal Plant Limits

From Yale Climate Opinion Maps via Mother Jones magazine. On average, 63% of the public in the 26 states suing the EPA to stop the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan support setting strict limits on coal-fired power plants. So now the question arises, who do the elected officials of the states in question represent?

CMD Submits Evidence of ExxonMobil Funding ALEC’s Climate Change Denial to New York Attorney General

via the Center for Media and Democracy CMD Submits Evidence of Exxon Mobil Funding ALEC’s Climate Change Denial to New York Attorney General Published on Nov 17, 2015 – 9:46:29 AM By: Center for Media and Democracy MADISON, WI, Nov. 17, 2015 – The Center for Media and Democracy, a national watchdog group exposing corporate…

Keystone Off The Table, But Back East, Pipeline Fight Builds

Via Popular Resistance: Keystone Off The Table, But Back East, Pipeline Fight Builds RESIST! PIPELINES By The Associated Press, www.mobile.nytimes.com November 10th, 2015 ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — Carolyn and Ian Reilly and their four children left Florida’s sprawl in 2010 to farm 58 acres in rural Virginia, raising beef cattle, chicken and hogs. Then a…

Full Text of Obama’s Keystone XL Statement on November 6, 2015

Washington Post transcript Full text: President Obama’s remarks on the Keystone XL pipeline “If we want to prevent the worst effects of climate change before it’s too late, the time to act is now.” —President Obama #ActOnClimate — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 6, 2015 By Washington Post November 6 at 12:24 PM President Obama’s full…