Get polluters out of politicsDespite more than two decades of talking, our climate is at a crisis point because our leaders have allowed themselves to be captured by the fossil fuel industry. If our politicians are serious about climate change, then they need to stop taking money from and giving money to the big polluters.
Shift the Africa continent away from dirty coal and toward renewables by 2017Climate Change presents a growing challenge to both men and women. Its negative effects are hitting low income households and poorest people in the rural parts of Africa which women constitute a major part of. Over dependence on fuelwood and other traditional methods for cooking also has immense negative impact on our forest, as well as causes death of our women and children due to health hazards and in addition worsening the impact of climate change”. The time spent collecting fuel is time not spent on income-generation, education or other activities. In fact, cooking has become one of the most dangerous daily activities for women in the developing world. Toward a solution while women bear a disproportionate burden, they’re also critical to clean cooking solutions – solutions as potentially transformative as bed nets and vaccines have been in fighting diseases like malaria and polio. Also, clean cookstoves can empower women, providing significant opportunities for income generation and entrepreneurship. The clean cookstove value chain offers new pathways for women’s economic empowerment. Women can participate in, own businesses around and earn income from marketing, distribution, sales and related enterprise that involves cooking, like restaurants and street food vendors.
Tell Senators Wyden and Merkley to Reject Trump's Climate-Denying CabinetThis year will likely go down as the hottest year in recorded history. The science is clear: human-caused climate change is an eminent threat to the health and well being of our planet and all its inhabitants. Our country needs strong leadership to tackle this urgent threat, leadership that acknowledges the science of what is at stake. Trump has nominated some of the biggest climate deniers and corporate polluters to the highest environmental offices (including the CEO of the biggest carbon polluter in the country, Exxon Mobile). The nominations of the Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson), Head of the EPA (Scott Pruitt), Secretary of the Interior (Ryan Zinke) and Secretary of Energy (Rick Perry) reflect the interests of the fossil fuel industry and big oil at the expense clean air, water, and national security. Our country cannot afford to let big profits drive the agenda of critical agencies. We have far surpassed the safe threshold of carbon in our atmosphere, it is time now to put the people and planet over short-sighted greed.
Start a Carbon Tax in New York StateAs President Obama said, "We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations". Being only eleven years old, climate is not just upsetting, it is scary. Rising sea levels, devastating storms, severe droughts, these are all caused by climate. It is our duty to protect humanity and we cannot sit by and do nothing knowing that not one child on this planet will have a safe and healthy future if we do not make drastic moves to stop climate change. Carbon taxes work, and right now, we have no time to think about every possible downside. Something must be done, because this planet is being destroyed, and we refuse give up. Every day, I think about my future. I will do everything within my power to save humanity, but we can't do it alone. The fact that most adults will not be around for the true apocalypse does not matter. No matter what world leaders do, we won't give up. Every politician in the world could sit at their desk all day and ignore us, but we won't give up. There is no other option for humanity other than fighting and staying strong. We can do it, but we need all the help we can get.
Jag stöttar Magnoliamålet!Regeringen godkände tidigare i år att statligt ägda Vattenfall ska få sälja sina brunkolsgruvor i Tyskland till tjeckiska EPH. Det här är ett steg på vägen för Sverige att bli ett grönare land, men den verkliga effekten blir att utsläppen kommer öka. EPH har nämligen tydligt klargjort att man vill se en kolrenässans och vill utvidga kolbrytningen i den köpta verksamheten. Totalt rör det sig om ca 22 gånger hela Sveriges nuvarande årsutsläpp: 1,2 miljarder ton CO2. Utsläppen är lika farliga för vår framtid var de än sker och vem som än äger gruvorna. Sverige hade en unik chans att avveckla verksamheten, men fegade ur och valde att prioritera ekonomi framför framtid. Ingen miljöanalys gjordes inför affären. Affären ligger inte alls i linje med Sveriges nationella och internationella klimatåtaganden och regeringens ansvar för kommande generationer. Du kan läsa mer på vår hemsida http://magnoliamalet.se och vår Facebook-sida https://www.facebook.com/Magnoliamalet/
Stop Fracking in The Four Corners AreaMethane Emission, Historical Sites, Earthquakes, Health, Water, Livestock & Food 1) METHANE EMISSION NASA has found that there is so much methane being released in the Four Corners area that it's visible from space. Studies have recently shown that it is primarily due to gas emissions from hydraulic fracturing. (Link at bottom of page) 2) HISTORICAL SITES - CHACO, MESA VERDE & OTHERS The Four Corners area is a national treasure. Some of it is protected but most of it is not. The Anasazi had a huge network of connecting lines leading to spiritual sites. They are becoming almost impossible to see because of the new fracking well access roads created on top of them. Archeologists haven't finished their research in this area, much is still left to be discovered. Fracking is fast encroaching on Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde. Additional land leases are set to be auctioned off in January for fracking sites in the Greater Chaco area. Some of this land comes within 15 miles of the main Chaco Canyon which is designated as a World Heritage site. http://bit.ly/ChacoFracking 3) EARTHQUAKES Studies have shown that disposal wells for wastewater from fracking have caused earthquake swarms in many places around the country. Some are even quite large as we saw recently in Oklahoma. If this should happen anywhere near the Anasazi ruins it could be disastrous for these historical treasures. (Link at bottom of page) 4) HEALTH People are reporting being sickened by the air quality in communities near the fracking sites. http://bit.ly/FrackingTestimonials (More at bottom of page) 5) WATER The Four Corners area doesn't have a lot of water. Companies are fracking right up to the rivers and Navajo Lake. When toxic chemicals leak it will be disastrous, not only for the people nearby but also for those living downriver. The Navajo Nation's eastern side, which falls in New Mexico, is desperate for water. With basically no water rights, they are forced to rely on ground water. They have to dig very deep, through layers and layers of rock, because the water that's closer to the surface is contaminated with uranium from mining in the WWII era. 40% of the Navajo in this area have no running water in their homes. We should be making things better for them, not worse. Fracking not only endangers the limited water supply but it also uses an enormous amount of water in the process. This is water which would be much better utilized as drinking water rather than fracking water. People can't drink natural gas or oil. http://bit.ly/NavajoNoWater (More at bottom of page) 6) LIVESTOCK, FARMING & FOOD "In addition to the cases documented by Bamberger, hair testing of sick cattle that grazed around well pads in New Mexico found petroleum residues in fifty-four of fifty-six animals." (Link at bottom of page) Methane emission: http://bit.ly/4CornersMethane Earthquakes: http://on.doi.gov/2cvICBe Health (air): http://bit.ly/FrackingAir Health Link 2: http://bit.ly/FrackingAir Water Link 2: http://bit.ly/FrackWater Livestock: http://bit.ly/2cvK4Dy
Malcolm Turnbull, we demand you cease funding Coal and Attacking CEFC funds.Cabinet Ministers have conspired to remove all funds from the CEFC by pledging the total amount left in the CEFC account to other ‘good LNP causes’. At the same time Malcolm Turnbull is subsidising the fossil fuel industry (Oil, Coal and Gas) with (IMF numbers) $1,712 per person a year or $41 billion of taxpayer funds. This includes exploration funding for Geoscience Australia and tax deductions for mining and petroleum exploration. The president of the World Bank stated that it was crazy that governments were still driving the use of coal, oil and gas by providing subsidies. “We need to get rid of fossil fuel subsidies now,” he said. In July, Nicholas Stern estimated that tackling climate change would require investment of 2% of global GDP each year. The IMF work indicates that ending fossil fuel subsidies would benefit governments by the equivalent to 3.8% of global GDP a year. Prime Minister Turnbull, Deputy Prime Minister Joyce, Former Prime Minister Abbott, Ministers Pyne, Hockey, Cormann and Hunt are attempting to falsely convince the public that the Cabinet can “re-purpose and re-direct the Act” without going back through the Parliament.
Establish a carbon tax NowI was shocked to see about three weeks ago that there was only one climate change petition on the WH website and only 3 energy related petitions. I think there should be a continuous effort to keep a carbon tax petition on the WH website to show that ordinary people are supporting this kind of tax and support economic incentives to move away from an oil and gas based economy. The description of the petition on the website is simple: It is time to use economic incentives to reduce the use of fossil files to the most essential purposes and encourage the expansion of renewable energy for everything else. The actual cost to society for the environmental damage caused by carbon emissions is increasing daily. We will need to have a reserve to help offset the cost of repairing the environmental damage caused by CO2 emissions.
Change Now to Eat Later: Sustainable AgricultureChanging the way we eat is vital in lessening greenhouse gas emissions that come from current food production methods like deforestation, overuse of water, use of pesticides, and soil degradation. It is also a leading cause of climate change that YOU can take action against, both for yourself and for future generations! Globally, the population is estimated to grow to 9.5 billion by 2050. With our current method of food production, feeding an added 2.5 billion people will be an immense challenge. We are already destroying our environment in the pursuit of increased agriculture production, ironically making crop growth more difficult with such degraded lands. Forests that are cut down to make land for agriculture release carbon that was stored in the trees. 1/3 of the greenhouse gas emissions from the last 150 years has come from this process. We can't maintain this rate of emission. Clearing more land to feed more people will release more carbon into the atmosphere, and our Earth simply can't handle that warming. We need to change the way we eat. Making sustainable choices at the supermarket or in the campus cafeteria will wake up the agriculture industry and make them realize that as consumers, we are against the harmful health and environmental impacts caused by today's industrial agriculture. Sustainability is what we want! It is the only way to feed the ever-growing population. You have the power to make a difference and send this message! Sign this petition to show that you want Pelham to make the change toward food sustainability!
US Bank: Fund Solutions, Not PollutionDear U.S. Bank, You’re breaking my heart. You use my money to support the dirty energy companies that threaten our water, climate, indigenous rights and the health of our communities. You are jeopardizing our children’s future. U.S. Bank, I need a relationship based on trust. You claim you care about climate change, but I found out you got together with Wells Fargo, and provided $22 billion dollars in financing to the oil and gas industry over the last 3 years. U.S. Bank, I've had enough, it's over between us! I am moving on to a bank that has begun divesting from fossil fuels. Sincerely, (Your Name) Sign and share to pledge to attend a Move Your Money action at a U.S. Bank near you! For more information about which banks have begun to divest from fossil fuels, see "The End of Coal" report at http://bit.ly/1OBvhPt To find a community bank or credit union near you, visit http://www.icba.org/ or http://www.asmarterchoice.org/
Stop The Biggest Ever Atlantic Coast Pipeline/Dominion Transmission, IncStopping the pipeline is so important because of the negative impacts of lessons learned from citizens already affect in West Virginia near and around the Marcellus region. Safeguarding our properties as landowners, looking out for our health, keeping the air quality sufficient, soil uncontaminated and pure waters outweigh any significance advertised by construction of infrastructures.. Our farms are non-.industrialized and we want them to remain that way. Fossil fuel is not the way, but solar energy and wind is far more cleaner. Eminent domain should never be a route to take our land for a public purpose rather than a public use. Our framers of the constitution never intended that to happen. Dominion have already celebrated their overseas partnerships for exporting from Covepoint in Lusby , Maryland..