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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  • 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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  • Anderson begins his talk with a source that is hardly known as green or radical. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist and Director of the International Energy Agency has warned on our current energy pathway the global mean temperature will rise by 3.5 degrees C - over 7 degrees F - over pre-industrial levels by 2040. For those counting, that's just 28 years from now. The IEA predicts 4 degrees rise by 2050, and 6 degrees by 2100.

    LISTEN: Kevin Anderson – What They Won’t Tell You About Climate Catastrophe

    Anderson begins his talk with a source that is hardly known as green or radical. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist and Director of the International Energy Agency has warned on our current energy pathway the global mean temperature will rise by 3.5 degrees C - over 7 degrees F - over pre-industrial levels by 2040. For those counting, that's just 28 years from now. The IEA predicts 4 degrees rise by 2050, and 6 degrees by 2100.

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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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  • "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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  • "Nature is ruthless when it goes ignored. It is incredible that it is easier to imagine the destruction of nature than to dream about overthrowing capitalism."

    It’s the time of the Rights of Mother Earth

    "Nature is ruthless when it goes ignored. It is incredible that it is easier to imagine the destruction of nature than to dream about overthrowing capitalism."

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  • "The celebration is on as headlines of “Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline” shoot across the screens, and Mckibben, like a good little foot soldier isn’t missing a beat to rally the troops around the HOPE inspiring president. The Rockefeller front group and its flock rally to the news of Obama coming through in the clutch. They talk of tar sands and coal and fracking and the carbon foot print but never a mention of the “safe and clean” nuclear power from these folks. The very real dangers of our decrepit and crumbling nuclear power industry aren’t on Bill Mckibben’s radar screen it seems and just as with his buddy Al Gore, the issue of carbon seems solely on the radar superficially, maybe as a way to sell more books? One has to wonder."

    When Will Environmentalists Ever Wake Up? – The Great Pipeline Scam

    "The celebration is on as headlines of “Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline” shoot across the screens, and Mckibben, like a good little foot soldier isn’t missing a beat to rally the troops around the HOPE inspiring president. The Rockefeller front group and its flock rally to the news of Obama coming through in the clutch. They talk of tar sands and coal and fracking and the carbon foot print but never a mention of the “safe and clean” nuclear power from these folks. The very real dangers of our decrepit and crumbling nuclear power industry aren’t on Bill Mckibben’s radar screen it seems and just as with his buddy Al Gore, the issue of carbon seems solely on the radar superficially, maybe as a way to sell more books? One has to wonder."

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  • "Here we go again, getting distracted by the presidential election racket. That’s exactly what the nation’s ruling elite and Big Green groups want. The ruling elite don’t want us embracing real political power. Instead, they want us to believe that elections make a democracy. The Big Green groups don’t want us joining together to force systemic change that could actually save the planet. They want us to work inside the system, focusing only on slowing down the rate of the planet’s destruction. The mainstream enviros are more interested in sustaining their donor base by portraying minor shifts in the nation’s environmental policies as major victories."

    Little Scraps of Humanity | The Keystone XL “Victory”

    "Here we go again, getting distracted by the presidential election racket. That’s exactly what the nation’s ruling elite and Big Green groups want. The ruling elite don’t want us embracing real political power. Instead, they want us to believe that elections make a democracy. The Big Green groups don’t want us joining together to force systemic change that could actually save the planet. They want us to work inside the system, focusing only on slowing down the rate of the planet’s destruction. The mainstream enviros are more interested in sustaining their donor base by portraying minor shifts in the nation’s environmental policies as major victories."

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    An Orwellian Climate

    ... "But even science fiction writers such as George Orwell, Aldous Huxley or Doris Lessing did not envisage a civilisation that would knowingly, against the best scientific evidence, devastate its own atmosphere and ocean system as comprehensively as has been and continues to be done through anthropogenic (human-induced) climate change." ...

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