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White House Blockades Durban Climate Progress

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Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein condemns the White House for effectively killing a legally binding global Climate Change agreement through U.N. meetings connected to the Durban COP 17 talks ... Thousands rally for 'Climate Justice Now!'.

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PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 5:59 am

> Article Quote:

"I condemn the White House’s inaction in the face of a global emergency," said Stein. "The U.S.’ and other rich countries’ inaction on climate change is not only inexcusable. U.S. and global emissions continue to rise, and national legislation to reduce emissions is nowhere in sight. Even when the Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate in 2009-10, efforts to pass even weak legislation to reduce emissions were completely unsuccessful due to the powerful influence of Big Oil and Big Coal on both of the establishment political parties."

The White House's global position reflects the influence of the fossil fuel companies that continue to dominate the energy agenda of both the Democrats and the Republicans. President Obama has himself supported offshore drilling, including granting permits to exploit the pristine environment of the Arctic, expanding nuclear power, and promoting the unproven technique of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

"Climate change is the biggest threat facing the U.S. and the planet. We don't need a nice sounding but meaningless statement coming out of Durban. The White House continues to block the creation of binding agreements for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse emissions and provide financial support for developing countries to transition to carbon-free economies," stated Dr. Stein.

As part of her aggressive plan to combat climate change, Stein has proposed a Green New Deal, "that would create millions of green jobs through investment in weatherization, renewable energy, clean manufacturing, sustainable agriculture, public transportation and reforestation. The Green New Deal, according to Stein, would be paid for by redirecting trillions of dollars being squandered on wars for oil, Wall Street bailouts, and tax breaks for the wealthy. She says she will also end the White House's subsidies for “clean coal” schemes.

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Durban Climate Change Talks @ Telegraph UK

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Video COP 17 - Thousands Rally In Durban Protests @ Youtube

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PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 6:08 am

*More Reported Climate Change:

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon fell to the lowest level on record between August 2010 and July 2011 according to preliminary data from Brazil's National Institute of Space Research (INPE) - but problems still persist.

"Amazon Rainforest Loss in Brazil Drops to Lowest Ever Reported" @ Care2 News

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 6:13 am

I thought we needed some good news and the previous article supports that, but as reflected above, 'problems still persist'.

We need Climate Justice Now and more binding environmental protection measures, in order to reduce the ongoing wanton destruction being made by man around our planet!

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 6:17 am

We are currently caught between the proverbial 'rock and a hard place' of a drastically shifting Climate Change Emergency and of massive amounts of human deforestation, so therefore it becomes obvious that we must do our very best to intercede at all levels imaginable.

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 7:52 am

Dr. Jill Stein's popularity and recognition is gaining in the polls!

Occupy Wall Street meets Occupy the White House through Green Party's 2012 presidential hopeful and already established political veteran Dr. Jill Stein, who is embracing the OWS movement and taking the nation's college students under her wing.

The Hill: "Occupy the White House" Movement - Green Party Watch @ Care2 News

Carmen S (611)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 8:37 am
thanks, Mindy

ewoud k (68)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 2:44 pm
Another government afraid of Big Money.

Thanks Pink, poor Earth.....


Agnes N (703)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 3:13 pm
Thanks Pink

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 4:12 pm
Thank you.

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 7:37 am

With the US dragging its feet at the Durban climate change conference, the influence of a powerful industry lobby is worrying: > > > >

"Derailing Durban's Climate Change Conference" @ Guardian UK

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 9:29 am
Sounds like a wise woman! It's probably more wise women that we need in this world!

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 11:22 am


UN Climate Conference Close To Green Fund Deal @ Reuters

. (0)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 11:49 am
noted.............thanks Pink

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 12:10 pm

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greenplanet e (155)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 12:05 am
Why does the US always block global climate change action agreements? Oil corporations etc...

Climate change is so serious; we can't delay any longer.

Alice Sayde (1)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 1:26 am

Quanta Kiran (67)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 2:20 am

JustaHuman Here (53)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 2:25 am
As usual. Looks like American leaders hate life.

Craig Pittman (52)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 3:13 am
Ultimately the environment will make the decisions for us. In the meantime profits are the primary motivators for our governments which are really just an arm of the big corporations . Sorry for sounding so negative and cynical it's just that the whole political system has become so corrupt.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Sunday December 11, 2011, 5:03 am
Well they finished this morning with COP17...and im sure they are all happy to be going least now I understand a lot more than I did before they came here to have the meeting, there has been a lot of discussion on the radio and Television, it has had a lot of coverage and hopefully there are many more South Africans who know much more than before...but if they are going to leave it to 2020 before anyone gets interested in saving the Earth then I have to agree with the people I have heard discussing it. It will be too probably is already too late. I heard something about they are going to try for 2015...
We can hope that the powers that be all wake up very soon to realise that their millions will be useless if our planet is uninhabitable.
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