17 April 2016

(1) American Geophysical Union Sells Its Scientific Integrity For $35,000 In ExxonMobil Money, Joe Romm
"ExxonMobil has been proven guilty again and again. It has not only spread lies for decades about one of the most consequential matters in human history -- helping to delay action for decades, bringing us close to .. crucial points of no return in the climate system -- it has been lying for years about whether or not it stopped spreading those lies."
(2) Why Limits to Growth's Forecasts Are Relevant Today
"... Limits to Growth continues to be of interest because it critically examines what is perhaps the most fundamental assumption in our current economic system: that growth will ultimately fix all of humanity’s problems, even those produced by growth itself."
(3) Change How We Eat, To Stop Global Warming
Producing & cooking food leads to ~30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Need to make more crop production organic and reduce meat consumption. Food waste leads to ~3.3 Gtons greenhouse gas emissions.
(4) Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World
There are shared roots of environmental & racial justice. "How do we overcome our tragic legacy of subordinating nature to humans and humans to other humans? ... Love, care, respect - we owe these to each other and to the natural world, and their common wellspring is an attitude of the heart, an abiding humility, awe and reverence in the face of life's wondrous creations: the very opposite of arrogance." MLK said "We must rapidly begin the shift from a 'thing-oriented' society to a 'person-oriented' society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and extreme militarism are incapable of being conquered."
(5) 25 Smart Voices on Climate Change
Conversations with 25 smart voices on climate, security, energy and peace.