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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Climate Mash

From November 28th to December 9th 2005 representatives from 150 countries met at a Climate Conference in Montreal, Canada. The vast majority attending the conference signed the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, and representatives discussed the deepening world crisis and what should be done about it.* Representatives of the United States government, however, worked behind the scenes to try to block any positive action. They have played this role for several years.

It is outrageous that the U.S. government has taken an obstructionist approach to what is probably the most critical and urgent issue of our time. Powerful 'dirty energy corporations' like Exxon/Mobil are calling the shots on U.S. energy policy. Resources and lives are being wasted in a tragic war instead of going into energy conservation and development of clean, safe energy that would end our reliance on Middle East oil while generating millions of new jobs.

*Global warming demands action now. Scientists are forecasting a warming of between 2 and 11 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century. During the last Ice Age the world averaged only 9 degrees cooler than it is today. We thus face the very real possibility of a swing in global temperatures of Ice-Age magnitude within the lifetimes of our children. It is no exaggeration to say that, unchecked, global warming will cause more human suffering and destroy more natural ecosystems than has any other industrial pollutant in our history.

Climate stabilization will require an extremely rapid transition toward a clean energy future based on solar, wind and biomass-generated power, and zero-emission vehicles. It will take a powerful social movement to overcome political and corporate inertia and catalyze the clean energy revolution we need in order to avoid unimaginable change to human and natural systems. We need committed, skilled, persuasive climate communicators and advocates to make that movement a reality.

The Climate Mash - Check out "The Climate Mash" and watch Bush, Cheney and others getting down at the Climate Mash with extreme-polluter Exxon Mobil, accompanied by the zombies and vampires of global warming.
The Latest on Global Warming
Green House Network
Chaotic Weather in 2005 - Greenpeace Report
Inconvenient Truth
Wildfire Increase Linked to Climate

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