Like the UK Government, the Indian Government says it is ‘green’ whilst doing everything to support climate changing fossil fuels!
By Raaj Manik At least five innocent protesters were killed after police opened fire on a protest of 1500 villagers who were protesting against two China-backed power plants in Chittagong, a locati…
Source: Five killed at anti-China power plant protest in Bangladesh: Rally against Coal-Murders at Dhaka and Chittagong Press Club on Tuesday
Despite continuing warnings that we are getting close to a 2 degree global temperature rise, big business is still pushing the construction of old, dirty technology. In the UK the Government is still pushing through waste and biomass incinerator plants which are also major contributors to CO2 rises. But, Government and Big Business claim they are carbon neutral, which of course they are not. There are better technologies to deal with waste and biomass which do not produce large amounts of CO2. Such as AD biogesters, which have been for years in Europe and South America.
Also, energy efficiency is a subject talk about but little is actively being done about it. Just wander around a large town or city to see how much energy is needlessly being wasted, mostly on advertisements.
Revealed: the coal industry’s plan to devastate the climate | Greenpeace International.
An article on Climate Change, going into some detail on why we are experiencing some very unusual weather. It is those in the Global South and the poor in the Global North who suffer most, from these extreme weather patterns. And as he states, we are now on a slippery slope downwards, which we will not be able to get back up. And what do our leaders do, more of the same, which is the cause of Global Warming. It is time, those in the Global North, cut back on their excessive consumption and waste. It is time to throw away the motor car and give up flying on holidays abroad. Because, in the end, this is going to adversely affect everyone, no matter how much money you have. You cannot eat money, gold, shares, bonds or even bricks and mortar.
Funny weather we’re having… how the melting Arctic is affecting global weather patterns in a sinister way | Campaign against Climate Change.
An in depth report on why we should be very worried about the melting ice-caps. and why we in the Global North should be cutting back our excessive consumption, especially of fossil fuels. Time to ditch the car and walk, cycle or use public transport. And do you really need to fly any where?
Arctic “death spiral” leaves climate scientists shocked and worried | The Vancouver Observer – Page 1.
A very interesting animation showing populations, births, deaths and CO2 emissions. If you hover your mouse over a country, you can see what the countries CO2 emission are at the time of viewing, the total CO2 emissions per person and whether this country has reduced it’s CO2 emission from 4 years earlier. It gives a very visual indication of those countries that need to do the most to reduce CO2 emissions. And of course, the UK is one of the villains, compare us to Norway. The US is of course the really big bady. Basically politicians in the Global North have just talked about it then supported the fossil fuel industries in continuing polluting.
There may be question marks over the accuracy but I feel this is a good visual tool.
Breathingearth – CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time.
A couple of articles which have cropped up recently. Firstly one from the Rolling Stone magazine about the seriousness of Global Warming and the failure of our inept politicians. The other article is an article in response to a very flawed report arguing against regulations and product energy efficiency standards.
Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone.
Overriding Common Sense: An Attack on Energy Efficiency Standards.
An article from John Broderick from the Tyndall Centre raising awareness that to combat Climate Change, we urgently need to reduce our energy consumption and how we use that energy. Something the Government and Manchester City Council do not seem to understand. Manchester City Council continue to let property developers build to the lower energy efficiency standards and ensure they include measure like rain water harvesting and grey water recycling. Walk around Manchester after midnight and see all the wasted energy from unnecessary lighting on, in buildings and outside them. The profusion of illuminated and automated advertising hoardings. And yet, the Council still talk about their ‘Manchester – A Certain Future’, without taking any real action.
New Statesman – Acknowledging the scale and urgency of the challenge we face.