Monbiot: Copenhagen Climate Change Meeting Was Doomed, Fraudulent From the Start

Submitted by supervisor on Tue, 12/29/2009 - 11:32
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by George Monbiot

Fossil fuels made two centuries of industrial civilization possible. But their continued use is now causing irreversible climate destabilization, threatening the death of tens or hundreds of millions. Since consuming only sixty percent of the already mapped and easily available deposits of coal, oil and gas around the world is an absolute gurantee of climate catastrophe, governments should have been sitting down at Copenhagen to determine which forty, fifty or sixty percent of those available reserves will be left in the ground, and to ban prospecting for more.  All the rest, Monbiot points out, was hypocritical nonsense.

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Recycle your stuff

Submitted by jackchia on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 11:53.

We humans do need to use things, but we are also wasting a lot of stuff by throwing it away. We can try to do better by recycling and reusing thing. There is a movement call FreeCycle that does that and you can read review of the site: www.FreeCycle.org

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