Monday, May 2, 2016

Feds Rely On Industry-Funded Study To Push For More Offshore Oil Exploitation | DeSmogBlog



...what they say in public rarely matches what takes place behind closed doors.

Less than one day after President Obama tweeted out that message on climate change, David Sirota and Ned Resnikoff from the International Business Times aimed a spotlight at the Obama administration’s hypocrisy in an investigative piece that exposed again the fossil fuel industry's influence over our government. Prior to that, the Public Accountability Initiative had revealed the massive influence that the industry had over the government's assessment of the economic impacts of offshore drilling.
According to the IB Times report, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s recent analysis of the economic benefits of increased offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Pacific Coast near Alaska was funded partly by the fossil fuel industry. The analysis is currently being used by the administration to sell the project to the American public...

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Monday, March 7, 2016

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!

time to start preparing –


Monarch Butterfly in Northern California - photo taken [last] summer in the "Bee Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden" that i started in the spring   (this is an unadjusted photo, as posted in my WHAT IT IS photo blog - what it is: Monarch Butterfly)


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Bee-Butterfly-Hummingbird Garden media set on Facebook:










 via GMO Free USA on Facebook–
Make no mistake. Vast GMO monocultures and Roundup herbicide are the main reason for the Monarch butterfly decline. Monsanto and the agrichemical industry are fully aware of this. Boycott GMOs. Boycott Roundup. Save the Monarch.

https://www.facebook.com/GMOFreeUSA/photos/a.468695639837571.108816.402058139834655/1078839728823156/?type=3




READ: THE MISSING MONARCHS

Monsanto’s Roundup and genetically modified crops are harming everybody’s favorite butterfly





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Stand with Just Label It and Friends of the Earth U.S. to oppose Monsanto’s RoundUp and protect the endangered monarch butterflies! 
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Saturday, March 5, 2016

#RE_TOOL :: Tackling Climate Change Is a Profitable Opportunity, Rather Than an Expensive Problem


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We hear forceful declarations from stakeholders in the debate that climate change is a huge and expensive problem and that we have to act for the sake of future generations. How in the world can you motivate people by asking them to pay to solve a huge problem with no immediate benefit? Rather than hearing about expensive problems, people are looking to be inspired by solutions that provide an immediate economic reward. And this is exactly what fighting climate change can offer today if we accept to modify our understanding of the situation.


READ: Tackling Climate Change Is a Profitable Opportunity, Rather Than an Expensive Problem


Monday, February 29, 2016

These experts say Congress is ‘legislating scientific facts’ — and wrong ones, too - The Washington Post




A group of forest scientists, ecologists and climate researchers has sent a strongly worded letter to the U.S. Senate, arguing that pending bipartisan energy legislation incorrectly claims that burning trees for energy is carbon neutral.

read: These experts say Congress is ‘legislating scientific facts’ — and wrong ones, too - The Washington Post


Monday, February 22, 2016

The Forgotten Climate Solution - Global Landscapes Forum



Natural systems provide obvious but often forgotten solutions: in addition to forests, habitats such as wetlands and grasslands can absorb and store enormous amounts of carbon.

Let’s face it: technological innovation is attractive. It has solved so many of our problems that people have come to view technology as the key to improving society. The world of policy, big business, investment, and venture capital mirrors (and often leads) this perspective. Tech companies dominate the top 10 of the world’s most innovative companies, according to Boston Consulting Group’s most recent report. More broadly, perhaps part of the appeal of “innovation” is that we implicitly associate it with economic progress, at least since the second half of the 20th century.

The Forgotten Climate Solution - Global Landscapes Forum