Can Climate Change Be Stopped Politically?

By: Wednesday April 23, 2014 12:20 pm

Due to yesterday being Earth Day there were lots of articles discussing climate change. Most resembled the typical call to action on a variety of issues such as stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and the continued dire predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) But one article seemed to capture not just the gravity of the problem by why America’s ruling oligarchy is going to do everything in their power to evade and overcome attempts to limit carbon emissions.

Late Night: Earth Day

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 8:00 pm

t’s Earth Day! I kept the TV off , the lights off, and didn’t drive anywhere. I spent time in the garden, looking at the bees and Gulf fritillary butterflies busy among the passion flower vines. The mockingbirds are back, and the bushtits have several nests in the trees–they are really tiny cute little brown birds, very social, and the single males watch the nests while the mom and dad go looking for seeds and aphids.

Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 6:40 pm

The political carnival that is the prelude to the Iowa caucuses has started over a year and a half early. At the center of it this time around: a game of political hot potato over the northern leg of TransCanada‘s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

American Petroleum Institute (API) deployed one of its paid consultants — former Obama Administration National Security Advisor General James “Jim” Jones — to deliver an Earth Day address in the home state of the presidential caucuses at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Koch Brothers Target Solar Industry

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 11:02 am

It was kind of inevitable wasn’t it? After annihilating the movement to regulate carbon emissions the fossil fuel industry, most prominently Koch Industries, is going after the solar industry.

‘Moccasins on the Ground’ Aims to Shield People From ‘Black Venom’ of Keystone XL

By: Sunday April 20, 2014 4:00 pm

First Nations people started the Keystone XL fight in the U.S. by waking up the world to the survival threats posed by Canada’s poisonous tar sands mining. Indigenous leaders now vow to end the Keystone XL fight by vanquishing, once and for all, the northern leg of TransCanada’s “black venom” tar sands pipeline.

Tim DeChristopher Interview – Climate Change Is The Context of Our Times

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 4:15 pm

An Interview with Tim DeChristopher, the founder of Peaceful Uprising who is widely known known for one of the more creative acts of non violent insurrection and civil disobedience in recent memory when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction in order to protect fragile land in southern Utah from long term damage. That story became the subject of the documentary Bidder 70, and that act resulted in DeChrispher spending 21 months in federal custody.

Tim is among the organizers calling for a Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit.

Late, Late Night FDL: Sweet Caroline

By: Monday April 22, 2013 10:00 pm

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

Boston Strong…! As Big Papi said in Fenway,This is our f*cking city…! I should add that this is our f*cking planet too, on this dismal Earth Day…!

Earth Day 2013

By: Monday April 22, 2013 4:25 pm

The first Earth day was declared by the UN for March 21, 1970 but for the US, the date of April 22 was established by then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. I do not really recall anything from either of the “Earth Days” from 1970.

Nestlé CEO Believes All Water on the Planet Should Be in Private Hands

By: Monday April 22, 2013 11:15 am

Peter Brabeck, the Chairman of Nestle Group, has a theory about how the world should work regarding access to water and he would like to share his theory (of not sharing).

Brabeck is not a fan of nature, at least not as it is understood today. Saying man can now provide “balance to nature.” Brabeck disparages the “organic movement” and those opposing genetically modified food saying he prefers the American system which, he claims, has not produced a single case of illness. Brabeck may be omitting or may genuinely not know that no one in the US could document such a case of illness, even if it occurred, because GM food is not labeled in America. Brabeck suggests Europeans should cast aside their organic inclinations and adopt the American system.

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