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Youtube: You Are Stealing Our Future: Greta Thunberg, 15, Condemns the World’s Inaction on Climate Change - YouTube
You Are Stealing Our Future: Greta Thunberg, 15, Condemns the World’s Inaction on Climate Change:- Fifteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. plenary last night in Katowice, Poland, condemning global inaction in the face of catastrophic climate change.
climatechange  UN  conference  Katowice 
2 hours ago by spencertree
We Have To Make Sure the “Green New Deal” Doesn’t Become Green Capitalism
Reparations is one of the key aspects that has to be introduced into the dialogue. The United States has, under all administrations, blocked this kind of approach. It is not new to Trump. The concept of reparations needs to be introduced into several different levels of the conversation. You can think of reparations in terms of financial compensation, and you can think of it in terms of decolonization—returning lands back to indigenous and colonized people subjected to the United States and Western Europe much of the past 500 years.

The market-based capitalist extractive system has been highlighted through the World Trade Organization. You have intellectual patents that are being codified into law through the WTO, which the United States and Western Europe have pushed on the world. If we look at Monsanto, they basically took agricultural practices and indigenous knowledge, codified it with their technology of splicing genes, and now have power and control over it. Patents need to be abolished and dissolved and we need to open up space in many areas for small farmers like those aligned with the global peasant movement, La Via Campesina, to return to traditional practices of growing food. That is a major form of reparations: repairing harm that’s been done.
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What happened at Standing Rock really points the way forward for the future. I don’t think we should hide from that or step away from that. We’re going to have to take direct action on a massive scale to shut that industry down on an international level. There are a ton of alternatives that could be scaled up—solar, wind—and they need to be scaled up.

To think that they can keep pumping and drilling, and we’ll just phase them out with alternatives, on the basis of some kind of market logic, is not going to work. There is no question that we need to adopt a “keep it in the ground” policy—like, yesterday.
by:SarahLazare  by:KaliOkuno  from:InTheseTimes  ClimateChange  SocialJustice  GlobalSouth 
17 hours ago by owenblacker
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Capitalism  capitalist  climatechange  from twitter_favs
yesterday by jstenner
This is how to sustainably feed 10 billion people by 2050 | World Economic Forum
There's no silver bullet, but research has identified these 21 solutions that need to happen all at once to close the food, land and greenhouse gas mitigation gaps.
foodsecurity  agriculture  scenarios  climatechange  wef 
yesterday by zesteur
At the Very Least We Know the End of the World Will Have a Bright Side
“... political and corporate interests restrict our ability to even conceive of climate change in the terms necessary to respond to it. Denialism is a farce, proposed liberal reforms are too mild, and mainstream media is insufficiently engaged. In short, things are not looking up. There is a genuine desire within the public to address the climate crisis, but our levers of political accountability, if they ever existed, have failed us spectacularly.”

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“One writer, Connor Owens, describes solarpunk as “a rebellion against the structural pessimism of how the future will be,” with “hope that perhaps the grounds of an apocalypse…might also contain the seeds of something better.” Later, he calls it a movement of “practical utopianism,” which feels like it gets closer to the genre’s priorities. It has a preference for decentralization, communal collaboration, local engagement, and patchwork technological advancement (and de-vancement). Hypothetical high-tech gear sits alongside cell phones and generators someone could purchase today; people build new devices and dwellings from the ruins of our own civilization. Owens also describes the genre’s “radical inclusiveness,” its “unity-in-diversity.”
climate  climatechange 
yesterday by jonhall
Polar Explorers
Complete 10 challenges before all the ice blocks melt! (and save the south cryosphere!) The story: Being part of a team of enthusiastic young explorers on a polar quest to save Antarctica from global warming. Throughout your expedition, you encounter many challenges linked to different areas of scientific research, different time frames and other common problems. Your team also learns a lot about equipment, climate, animals and natural phenomenons.
antarctica  game  boardgame  exploration  globalwarming  climate  climatechange 
2 days ago by sspela

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