Denialism Archive

  • by Forrest Palmer (Wrong Kind of Green Collective) April 8, 2013 Whenever I see the cities now, I see what will soon be the death knell for the industrial age. […]

    The Infinity Principle

    by Forrest Palmer (Wrong Kind of Green Collective) April 8, 2013 Whenever I see the cities now, I see what will soon be the death knell for the industrial age. […]

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  • "The response of politicians, heads of non-governmental organizations, and corporate leaders remains the same. They’re mired in the dank Swamp of Nothingness. These are the people who know about, and presumably could do something about, our ongoing race to disaster (if only to sound the alarm). Tomlin’s line is never more germane than when thinking about their pursuit of a buck at the expense of life on Earth."

    Climate Change Summary and Update

    "The response of politicians, heads of non-governmental organizations, and corporate leaders remains the same. They’re mired in the dank Swamp of Nothingness. These are the people who know about, and presumably could do something about, our ongoing race to disaster (if only to sound the alarm). Tomlin’s line is never more germane than when thinking about their pursuit of a buck at the expense of life on Earth."

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  • "We denounce to the whole world the pressure from some countries for the approval of new carbon market mechanisms, although these have shown to be ineffective in the fight against climate change, and that only represent business opportunities. This is a climate change conference, not a conference for carbon business. We did not come here to do business with the death of Mother Earth betting on the power of markets as a solution. We are here to protect our Mother Earth, we came here to protect the future of humanity. Yesterday forests were turned into carbon markets businesses, and the same was done with the land, they tried to oceans and, worse, to agriculture."

    Bolivia Address to COP 18 in Defense of Mother Earth in Qatar

    "We denounce to the whole world the pressure from some countries for the approval of new carbon market mechanisms, although these have shown to be ineffective in the fight against climate change, and that only represent business opportunities. This is a climate change conference, not a conference for carbon business. We did not come here to do business with the death of Mother Earth betting on the power of markets as a solution. We are here to protect our Mother Earth, we came here to protect the future of humanity. Yesterday forests were turned into carbon markets businesses, and the same was done with the land, they tried to oceans and, worse, to agriculture."

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  • Kevin Anderson: Professor of Energy and Climate Change, University of Manchester, Tyndall Centre. Audio plus slides from annual Cabot Institute lecture at Bristol University on 6th November 2012.

    WATCH: Kevin Anderson – Real Clothes for the Emperor | Nov. 6, 2012 Lecture at Bristol University

    Kevin Anderson: Professor of Energy and Climate Change, University of Manchester, Tyndall Centre. Audio plus slides from annual Cabot Institute lecture at Bristol University on 6th November 2012.

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  • One of the most shocking images in the film was captured by two young members of Mr. Balog’s team who were flown in and dropped on the edge of an unstable Greenland glacier. After two weeks freezing their asses off in a lonely tent in the middle of a windy, white landscape, they were rewarded, first with a thunderous noise, and then by witnessing and videotaping the epic collapse of an edge of an Arctic glacier bigger that the island of Manhattan.

    The Bombshell | ‘Ice’ Storm: New Doc Shows How Swelling Oceans Threaten to Swallow Manhattan Altogether

    One of the most shocking images in the film was captured by two young members of Mr. Balog’s team who were flown in and dropped on the edge of an unstable Greenland glacier. After two weeks freezing their asses off in a lonely tent in the middle of a windy, white landscape, they were rewarded, first with a thunderous noise, and then by witnessing and videotaping the epic collapse of an edge of an Arctic glacier bigger that the island of Manhattan.

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  • "Even mainstream scientists writing in Science have finally noticed that ocean acidification threatens all marine life with near-term extinction. In the very near future, coral reefs will disappear. Think of the deprivation we’ve brought to the world as we rape, pillage, and plunder Earth’s glorious bounty for a few extra dollars with which to purchase the food high fructose corn syrup that’s killing us and tons of toxic toys to titillate."

    Not Even a Spoonful of Sugar Could Help

    "Even mainstream scientists writing in Science have finally noticed that ocean acidification threatens all marine life with near-term extinction. In the very near future, coral reefs will disappear. Think of the deprivation we’ve brought to the world as we rape, pillage, and plunder Earth’s glorious bounty for a few extra dollars with which to purchase the food high fructose corn syrup that’s killing us and tons of toxic toys to titillate."

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  • "In the 1980s, big business openly declared war on the green movement which it perceived as a genuine threat to power and profit. By a process of carefully limited corporate media 'inclusion', the honesty, vitality and truth of environmentalism have been corralled, contained, trivialised and stifled. Today, even as environmental problems have lurched from bad to worse, the green movement has virtually ceased to exist. The lessons are obvious. Corporate media 'inclusion' of dissent hands influence and control to the very forces seeking to disempower dissent. No-one should be surprised by the results."

    Game Over For The Climate?

    "In the 1980s, big business openly declared war on the green movement which it perceived as a genuine threat to power and profit. By a process of carefully limited corporate media 'inclusion', the honesty, vitality and truth of environmentalism have been corralled, contained, trivialised and stifled. Today, even as environmental problems have lurched from bad to worse, the green movement has virtually ceased to exist. The lessons are obvious. Corporate media 'inclusion' of dissent hands influence and control to the very forces seeking to disempower dissent. No-one should be surprised by the results."

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  • "Two characters that lived in the first half of the 20th century in the United States played a major ideological role. For Walter Lippmann, the political journalist, citizens are not capable of understanding the basic political issues at stake. “The role of the public is not really to express an opinion, rather it is to support an opinion or not. On this basis, it is impossible to maintain that a democratic government can directly express the common will.” (7) The mass, therefore, should put its faith in “responsible men”. And it should be possible to govern the people by the “manufacture of consent” (the making of common will), using psychological methods of manipulation."

    Société: From Oligarchy to the New Challenge of Global Politics

    "Two characters that lived in the first half of the 20th century in the United States played a major ideological role. For Walter Lippmann, the political journalist, citizens are not capable of understanding the basic political issues at stake. “The role of the public is not really to express an opinion, rather it is to support an opinion or not. On this basis, it is impossible to maintain that a democratic government can directly express the common will.” (7) The mass, therefore, should put its faith in “responsible men”. And it should be possible to govern the people by the “manufacture of consent” (the making of common will), using psychological methods of manipulation."

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  • "Among the consequences of taking down a few hundred species each day: at some point, the species we take into the abyss is Homo sapiens (the “wise” ape). The vanishing point draws nearer every day. Our response, in the industrialized world: Bring on the toys. Burn all fossil fuels. Harvest the rain forests and strip-mine the soil. Pollute the water, eat the seed bank."

    Three Paths to Near-term Human Extinction

    "Among the consequences of taking down a few hundred species each day: at some point, the species we take into the abyss is Homo sapiens (the “wise” ape). The vanishing point draws nearer every day. Our response, in the industrialized world: Bring on the toys. Burn all fossil fuels. Harvest the rain forests and strip-mine the soil. Pollute the water, eat the seed bank."

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  • "Knowing nothing about de Tocqueville, the ten-year-old son of a friend put his own spin on recent history: “Mom, I think people value Father Time more than they value Mother Earth.” His words sting me like freezing rain, squeezing tears from the corners of my eyes. There’s nothing new there for me, except the perspective of youth: I often weep when I think about the hellishly overheated world we’re leaving him and his young friends. We’re destroying this world in large part because we care more about chasing fiat currency than we care about the living planet and its occupants."

    The Cost of Affluence

    "Knowing nothing about de Tocqueville, the ten-year-old son of a friend put his own spin on recent history: “Mom, I think people value Father Time more than they value Mother Earth.” His words sting me like freezing rain, squeezing tears from the corners of my eyes. There’s nothing new there for me, except the perspective of youth: I often weep when I think about the hellishly overheated world we’re leaving him and his young friends. We’re destroying this world in large part because we care more about chasing fiat currency than we care about the living planet and its occupants."

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