If I was President I’d declare climate change a national emergency and seize / nationalize all oil and gas infrastructure. The former profits would be spent to develop a carbon free energy grid and then the entire fossil extraction industry would be dismantled and shut down after a decade. Problem solved 👏🏻
“If just a few companies and countries are responsible for so much of global greenhouse gas emissions, then why is our first response to blame individuals for their consumption patterns? It shouldn’t be–businesses and governments need to take responsibility for curbing industrial emissions.”
Because the neoliberal market fundamentalist dogma dictates that all responsibilities and failings fall on individuals, not corporate or government entities that are actually to blame
Sure, it’s morally good to reduce your footprint–but don’t let that deflect attention from who is really to blame.
“Vice President Mike Pence called opposition leader Juan Guaidó on the night before he declared himself to be president, pledging U.S. support for his actions. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused the United States of attempting to wage a coup. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Elliott Abrams to be his special envoy to Venezuela. Abrams is a right-wing hawk who was convicted in 1991 for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal, but he was later pardoned. Abrams defended Guatemalan dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt as he oversaw a campaign of mass murder and torture of indigenous people in Guatemala in the 1980s. Ríos Montt was later convicted of genocide. Abrams was also linked to the 2002 coup in Venezuela that attempted to topple Hugo Chávez. “
More information has come to light about the direct U.S. role in an attempted coup in Venezuela. The Wall Street Journal reports Vice President Mike Pence called opposition leader Juan Guaidó on the night before he declared himself to be president, pledging U.S. support for his actions. Venezuelan …
“Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed taxing the wealthy as high as 70% to fund a climate change plan she’s pushing called the “Green New Deal.””
I just keep liking her more!
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed taxing the wealthy as high as 70% to fund a climate change plan she’s pushing called the “Green New Deal.”
“The year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday. If I have children, maybe they will spend that day with me. Maybe they will ask me about you. Maybe they will ask why you didn’t do anything while there still was time to act. You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes”
Fifteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. plenary last night in Katowice, Poland, condemning global inaction in the face of catastrophic climate change.
F*CK Elon Musk! 🖕🏻
“Tesla and SpaceX workers should put in 80 to 100 hours a week to “change the world”, Elon Musk has said.”
Nah dude, machines should do all the work and people should enjoy leisure, arts, and learning. It’s 2018. Get out of here with your dystopian bullshit!
Tesla and SpaceX workers should put in 80 to 100 hours a week to “change the world”, Elon Musk has said.
“But in direct language, the 1,656-page assessment lays out the devastating effects of a changing climate on the economy, health and environment, including record wildfires in California, crop failures in the Midwest and crumbling infrastructure in the South. Going forward, American exports and supply chains could be disrupted, agricultural yields could fall to 1980s levels by midcentury and fire season could spread to the Southeast, the report finds.”
Late on Black Friday, the White House released a report that says everything they’re doing is making climate change worse.