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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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Co-ordinated Resistance against Fossil Fuels

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

Play your part

A movement is growing to stop fossil fuel projects across EuropeScientists warn that we need to phase out fossil fuels urgently to bring down emissions by 2020 and avoid irreversible climate chaos. Yet governments continue to support new fossil fuel projects both politically and financially.

All over Europe, coal mines and power plants, fracking wells and gas pipelines are facing resistance. These fights are led by grassroots groups and local com...


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EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org is Happy to Announce the 'United Beyond Gas' Tour

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, May 18, 2018, In : Activism 

Around the world, people are resisting gas pipelines to defend their land, their livelihoods and their climate. And in Europe, plans to build a vast new network of gas pipelines would lock the region into fossil fuels for decades. Each of these struggles are connected, and to win, we need to work together.

This May-June 2018, join us for the "United Beyond Gas" speaker tour, a series of events to connect and strengthen the resistance against gas.

Among our incredible speakers, we will be joined...


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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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'G7 Leaders Agree to Phase out Fossil Fuel Use by End of Century'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, June 12, 2015, In : decarbonization 
The Guardian
The G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century, the German chancellor,
Angela Merkel, has announced, in a move hailed as historic by some environmental campaigners.On the final day of talks in a Bavarian castle, Merkel said the leaders had committed themselves to the need to “decarbonise the global economy in the course of this century”. They also agreed on a global target for limiting the r...
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'Norway Will Divest From Coal in Push Against Climate Change'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Sunday, June 7, 2015, In : Re-embodiments politics 

New York Times, June 5, 2015
Norway’s $890 billion government pension fund, considered the largestsovereign wealth fund in the world, will sell off many of its investments related to coal, making it the biggest institution yet to join a growing international movement to abandon at least some fossil fuel stocks.

Parliament voted Friday to order the fund to shift its holdings out of billions of dollars of stock in companies whose businesses rely at least 30 percent on coal. A committee vote las...


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First Global Divestment Day From Fossil Fuels on February 13-14 2015

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Thursday, December 4, 2014, In : Activism 


Link: http://gofossilfree.org/divestment-day/


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