Voice for Change Archive #17 05/10
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This Week’s Feature Stories
King Coal in Australia, the ugly political truth. This revealing editorial piece by Guy Pearce demonstrates that in the pursuit of GDP, Australia, while proclaiming to only contribute 1.46% of total global emissions, turns it’s back on the outcome for future generations of its contributions of coal exports.
“The greatest coal rush the world has seen is being conducted as if climate change is not happening, and coal is king.”
You may also wish to visit the related article Could Carbon Capture & Storage save us, or has Elvis already left the building? And Does the huge China – Australia Coal deal square with the Copenhagen Accord?
Evolving Stories Updates
On the evolving environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico come the following stories:
How to make the BP Corporation go Beyond Polluting – The evolving environmental disaster in the Gulf has featured heavily in the media this week. It’s time to ask who should pay. The Corporations basic moral flaw is built into its constitution. Profit without consequence needs to be rewritten to profit without harm.
The video BP does not want you to see – The one you must! – As with many of the consequences of our actions, much lies below the surface ‘out of sight and out of mind’ this revealing and very disturbing video report from the ABC reveals what lies beneath.
US oil tax quadrupled to pay for spills – So who will now pay – YOU – Get ready at the gas pump! – Will the benevolent oil companies absorb the increase, or pass it on to the consumer?
Other features this week include:
Report warns of global warming costs – How we will need to adapt.
In a report released recently by federal scientists, led by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, the wide-reaching health problems associated with climate change were laid out to help government officials decide where they should spend research dollars.
Climate change could make half the world uninhabitable – Finally discussion has commenced on how high global temperatures will go.
As suggested by Mother Natures Supersalesman in his closing remarks in the book ZERO Greenhouse Emissions – excerpt:
“Now just one last question if I can. I have looked over your plans for the future and see the strategy you have planned for global warming. Your other advisors, those of the Union of Concerned Scientists, the collective Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change amongst others, have mapped out the future with ‘best available science’ rising temperatures slowly degree by degree year by year. …”
Last week we mentioned the series (soon to be an expanded e-book) ‘Letters from 2030’. The email response we received was overwhelmingly positive. Set in 2030 looking back on what may indeed be with the horror of 20/20 hindsight, the series takes many of the facts we already know and projects the outcomes into a very different world of the future. Due to the response, for this weeks ‘Best of the Best’ we feature Mans illogical sleepwalk and the excellently written Mans Last Friend by the talented lady writer and Foundation’s U.S. Exec. Director, Suzanne.
Until next week,
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Posted: May 31st, 2010 under General.
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