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UN Climate Chief Praises China, Warns the Rest of the World

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Renewable and green energy received a significant morale boost to start the new year with the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change advising investors to pull money out of fossil fuels and look to renewables going forward...

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Brad H (21)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:06 am

Past Member (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:08 am
Oh please...thx Frans

Kamia T (89)
Monday February 3, 2014, 10:43 am
The problem is that most investors ONLY care about return, not social responsibilities, and alternative energy has not proved that lucrative to-date, sadly. So long as the majority of the world uses gas and drives everywhere, we're telling investors that's the go-to investment. So if we're not part of the solution, we're really part of the problem. I hate not going out as much as I used to, but it's a necessary discipline to walk my talk.

David C (25)
Monday February 3, 2014, 12:32 pm
A/The major problem with all forms of alternative (so-called)'renewable'(none of them is) and even ''clean''(what a dirty mind-raping lie!) energy (and other 'inventions') is that they are (increasingly!) being exploited and abused to uphold DENIAL and DIVERT from what's really needed, i.e. general massive downscaling, esp. a reduction of consumption and (human) population.

" global GHG emissions [are] currently growing at 2 percent per year, up 70 percent from 1990 [and] concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere [are] currently at 400 ppm, up 30 percent from 1990 "
-- "Beyond Growth or Beyond Capitalism?" By Richard Smith, Truthout, 15 January 2014

" [at least in Capital(fasc)ism...] It's always the same: it's not 'the economy' and not the market being ecologized, but 'ecology' being merchandized. Nothing gained. Quite the contrary. 'Economy' basking in their 'ecological awareness'. [my transl.]
[Orig.:] Es ist immer dasselbe: Nicht die Wirtschaft und nicht der Markt werden ökologisiert, sondern die Ökologie wird vermarktet. Gewonnen ist nichts. Im Ggenteil. Die Wirtschaft sonnt sich in ihrem Umweltbewusstsein."
-- Hans A. Pestalozzi "Auf die Bäume ihr Affen [Up into the Trees You Apes]" (1989) ISBN 3729603132 S.288 (afaik never translated into English (or is it?), but most-recommendable (character-forming and FUN!) reading!)

Birgit W (160)
Monday February 3, 2014, 1:49 pm
Christiana Figueres can you please convince Stephen Harper too? Thank you.
Danke fuer Deinen Beitrag David.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday February 3, 2014, 1:56 pm

Roger G (154)
Monday February 3, 2014, 2:03 pm
noted, thanks

Carol H (40)
Monday February 3, 2014, 2:15 pm
Umm...shouldn't that be the other way around? warn China and praise the rest of the world? And the final, kicker sentence IS, “They’re not doing this because they want to save the planet. They’re doing it because it’s in their national interest."

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:27 pm
True, Carol, but the corporate world in the western world is really for the most part, no better.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 11:25 pm
Too many nations, including China, are still burning the dirtiest of #dirtyenergy, coal. We need to stop #dirtycoal.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 6:23 am
What about the elephants, rhinos, and tigers that are poached? What about all the American pets and babies who die from toxic Chinese products?

Winnie Adams (179)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 7:50 am
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