wotfigo; Remember that our hypothesis on this blog site is that no energy source can match fossil fuels in energy density AND price. Therefore the future (the area marked with the question) cannot contain the energy rich lifestyle we have had in the past. We are on energy drawdown & a…
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Each week the NASA State of Flux gallery features images of different locations on planet Earth, showing change over time periods ranging from centuries to days. Some of these effects are related to climate change, some are not. Some document the effects of urbanization, or the ravage of natural hazards such as fires and floods. All show planet Earth in a state of flux.
11-year-old environmental activist is oil companies’ worst nightmare
At Rio+20, Tai’Kaiya Blaney, 11, spoke — mic-check style — against a future where the land is filled with pipelines and oceans are empty of life.
Blaney’s a member of the Sliammon Nation in Canada and has already built up an impressive record as an environmental activist. She’s been fighting against tar-sands pipelines in Canada and has already been escorted off of pipeline company Enbridge’s property, as Yes! Magazine reported:
She thought she could hand deliver an envelope containing an important message about the company’s pipeline construction. But the doors remained locked.
“I don’t know what they find so scary about me,” she said, as she was ushered off the property by security guards. “I just want them to hear what I have to say.”
Report shows Republicans voted in favor of stripping environmental laws to help the oil and gas industry.
“Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Ed Markey released a new report that provides an updated analysis of the anti-environment record of the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress. In 2011 and in the first half of 2012, the Republican-controlled House voted 247 times to dismantle environmental and public health protections.
The report, prepared by the Democratic staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee, found that the House averaged one anti-environmental vote for every day the House was in session in 2011 and in the first half of 2012. Nearly one in five of the 1,100 legislative roll call votes thus far this Congress – 19% – were votes to undermine environmental protection.
The report also found that the oil and gas industry has been the largest beneficiary of this anti-environment record in the House. The House has voted 109 times on legislation that would enrich the oil and gas industry. This includes 45 votes to weaken environmental, public health, and safety requirements applicable to the oil industry, 38 votes to prevent deployment of clean energy alternatives, and 12 votes to expedite review of the Keystone XL pipeline.
- The full report is available here.
- A comprehensive list of all anti-environment votes in the 112th Congress is available here.
- A list of all votes related to the oil and gas industry is available online here.
…in Moscow, Beijing, Manila, Vienna, Copenhagen, Luxembourg, Brussels, Budapest, Sydney, in the Netherlands and Switzerland and even on the Great Wall in China. This is just the beginning of the action! Stay tuned and keep an eye on this page: www.savethearctic.org
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Activists surround a three trillion US dollar bill, which represents the amount of fossil fuel subsidies given to oil companies by governments worldwide. At Rio+20, a climate conference, these activists request to channel this money towards more sustainable development initiatives.
Imagine if that $1trillion was spent on growing renewable energy sources! Please join the twitterstorm to show world leaders at Rio+20 we want them to end fossil fuel subsidies. #Endfossilfuelsubsidies reached #2 worldwide but we need it to stay up there. Share this picture and join in at http://endfossilfuelsubsidies.org/twitterstorm/