'Capitalism is Mother Earth's Cancer': World People's Summit Issues 12 Demands. Decrying capitalism as a "threat to life," an estimated 7,000 environmentalists, farmers, and Indigenous activists from 40 countries convened in the Bolivian town of Tiquipaya for this weekend's World People's Conference on Climate Change, aiming to elevate the demands of social movements and developing countries in the lead-up to upcoming United Nations-led climate talks.
"Capitalism is Mother Earth's cancer," Bolivian President Evo Morales told the crowd, which also heard over the course of the three-day conference from United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon as well as other Latin American leaders. The people's summit, which concluded Monday afternoon, produced a 12-point declaration (Spanish) that will be presented during the COP21 climate negotiations taking place November 30-December 11 in Paris, France, during which 200 countries will attempt to cement an agreement to curb global warming. According to a translation, the Declaración de Tiquipaya calls for, among other things:
Over population, over consumption - in pictures. Humans r "mammalian weeds" Back to the sea. Than grey combined. Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine ‘planetary bo... Clmate change: A severe drought plagued a third of Queensland, Australia in 2013.
Destabilizing the global environment could make Earth less hospitable for humans. (David Gray/Reuters) At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a “safe operating space” for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world. The paper contends that we have already crossed four “planetary boundaries.”
“What the science has shown is that human activities — economic growth, technology, consumption — are destabilizing the global environment,” said Will Steffen, who holds appointments at the Australian National University and the Stockholm Resilience Center and is the lead author of the paper. Forest cover and land system change: Farming, mining and infrastructure projects are consuming the Amazon rainforest. It’s not just a list of F’s. 20 Shocking Photos Showing How Bad Pollution In China Has Become. China has some stunningly beautiful natural landscapes, but they may not count for much when, in other parts of the country, pollution runs totally unchecked.
These shocking photos show what severe pollution people have to deal with in some parts of China. Activism Health Nature January 28 2015 February 02 2015 Beijing and other parts of China have already become notorious for their incessant clouds of smog, which present very real health risks to anyone not wearing dust masks. Chinese leaders have vowed to get serious on air pollution, but change will be difficult in a country whose industry has expanded so rapidly. ht: [bp]
Sea of shit. Everything u create is used to destroy. Moving backwards. Melted polar ice. 5 Terrifying Facts From the Leaked UN Climate Report. —James West on Thu.
August 28, 2014 2:08 PM PDT A massive "ice island" breaks free from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland in 2012.Rex Features/AP How many synonyms for "grim" can I pack into one article? I had to consult the thesaurus: ghastly, horrid, awful, shocking, grisly, gruesome. This week, a big report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked before publication, and it confirmed, yet again, the grim—dire, frightful—reality the we face if we don't slash our global greenhouse gas emissions, and slash them fast.
This "Synthesis Report," to be released in November following a UN conference in Copenhagen, is still subject to revision. As expected, the document contains a lot of what had already been reported after the three underpinning reports were released at global summits over the past year. Here are five particularly grim—depressing, distressing, upsetting, worrying, unpleasant—takeaways from the report. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ed abbey. Landfill 2. Landfill 1. 7 of the Largest Landfills in the World.