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Industrial Agriculture is the Major Cause of Climate Forcing

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, June 29, 2018, In : Relevant literature 

1% For The Planet–a global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet–recently collaborated with The Carbon Underground to create a hypothetical quiz about the primary cause of climate change:

“If we asked 1,000 members of 1% for the Planet to name the cause of climate change, and you responded the way most people do, about 950 of you would say it’s the burning of fossil fuels.

And you’d be wrong.

If we asked the same group whether reducing ...


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'Old Faith vs. Old Fossils'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Monday, July 27, 2015, In : Re-embodiments politics 
ETC Group
Pope Francis’s encyclical takes on the Fossil Fuel Industry – and much more
18 June 2015

“Liberation Theology” or “Liberation Technology”?

Pope Francis’s sympathies for “Liberation Theology” – the radical Catholic message of Latin American clergy of the 1960s and 70s that called for social change – has been uncertain. He was a young priest when Liberation Theology was at its height and didn’t speak up when it fell out of favour with the Catholic hierarchy. In 201...


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'Pope's climate change encyclical tells rich nations: pay your debt to the poor'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, June 19, 2015, In : Re-embodiments politics 

The Guardian, 19/06/2015
Pope Francis has called on the world’s rich nations to begin paying their “grave social debt” to the poor and take concrete steps on climate change, saying failure to do so presents an undeniable risk to a “common home” that is beginning to resemble a “pile of filth”.

The pope’s 180-page encyclical on the environment, released on Thursday, is at its core a moral call for action on phasing out the use of fossil fuels.

But it is also a document infused with...


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Forward, March!

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, September 19, 2014, In : Activism 

Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.

Elementary schoolsunion workersparentschurches, and the secretary-general of the United Nations will all participate. In all, more than 1,400 groups comprise a massive coalition helping to organize the rally. The gathering is timed to precede ao...


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We Can Save the Caribbean’s Coral Reefs

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, September 19, 2014, In : Press artricles 

The New York Times

PARROTFISH eat algae and seaweed. These brightly colored fish with beaklike mouths inhabit coral reefs, the wellsprings of ocean life. Without them and other herbivores, algae and seaweed would overgrow the reefs, suppress coral growth and threaten the incredible array of life that depends on these reefs for shelter and food.

This was happening in Bermuda, until the government in 1990 banned fish traps that were decim...


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The People's Climate Mobilisation by 350.org

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Monday, September 1, 2014, In : Activism 

Dear friends,

The People’s Climate Mobilisation is not far now! While we are organising local mobilisations everywhere, heads of state are getting ready to gather in the New York, and thousands of local people are gearing up to take the streets in a massive march to push them to take serious action on the climate.

But there is going to be a special group of people in New York that we want to introduce today. They’re the “Global Climate Ambassadors” – climate leaders from many differen...


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