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Forum Post: Protest Against Climate Conference Sponsored by Shell

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 19, 2012, 1:09 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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Awesome protest. Guy stands up and takes stage at a bogus conference on climate sponsored by Shell

Skip to 0:50 to see the guy take stage - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2lEjgPePdUg#!

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[-] 3 points by zacherystaylor (243) 1 year ago

The saying "In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act" comes to mind; Orwell would be outraged.

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13105) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago
  • If Canada exploits the oil in its vast tar sands reserves, it will be "Game Over for the climate"

    • James Hansen

    • Director of NASA Goddard Space Institute

.

thanks man

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Tar sands also create toxic lakes so large you can see them from space.

I need to get rid of my car. I hate having a car but I have no other way of getting to work. Public transportation is absolute shit in my city. I'm planning on moving closer to my work next summer so I can ride a bicycle.

Wars for oil and destroying the climate for oil. I need to be the change.

[-] 2 points by grapes (2834) 1 year ago

Have you thought of forming a car or van pool for getting to or from work?

[-] 2 points by shooz (17656) 1 year ago

More and more REAL scientists are joining forces against this pipe line and the tar sands in general every day.

Woods Hole is now fully on board.

http://www.alternet.org/environment/why-scientists-are-alarm-mode-over-keystone-xl-pipeline

"Why are scientists in alarm mode over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a 1,700-mile long conduit that would transport a chemical-laden synthetic oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas? Scientists across specialized fields have joined forces to make public statements, penned a formal letter to President Obama, and have even committed acts of civil disobedience in front of the White House during the national Tar Sands Action .

What do they know that we don’t? "

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13105) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I dunno - but I've chatted on line in other forums with people involved in the research - and the few I have spoken with online are absolutely terrified.

I expect it has a lot to do with the facts presented in these two articles -

The IPCC numbers are woefully optimistic

We have in all probability already burned enough fossil fuel to exceed the target limiting ourselves to a 2 C global increase in temp

The Arctic ice cap is retreating faster than expected

And this alone will produce at least three feedbacks - reducing the reflective surface and increasing the sea exposure to the sun thus trapping more heat; thawing of the permafrost will release methane; and warmer seas will have a corrosive impact on ice shelves where they meet the sea - as in Greenland and Antarctica.

And the fossil fuel industry combined with the banking sector have financial commitments to burn five times more fossil fuel than was previously thought safe - what we previously thought safe is likely to be revised backward, and that leaves the fossil fuel industry with commitments to burn not five times, but perhaps 7 to 10 times, more fossil fuel than is necessary to surpass the 2C temp increase.

We're seeing the effects much earlier than anticipated, impacting the economy and potentially impacting nuclear energy production through drought.

I'm not surprised scientists are in alarm.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17656) 1 year ago

Fear of math?

You know how the public is...............................:)

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[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 1 year ago

According to Romney apparently Canada's and Mexico's resources are "ours".

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13105) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

That does not surprise me in the least. Supposedly, if the XL pipeline goes through, the tar sands oil will be shipped to China - we wont' benefit in the least.

But that's not how it is being spun.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 1 year ago

YEs, but my point is the mentality of this assumption- it's breathaking and no one is saying anything about it! "North America's" Energy resources are "ours!" Would the same also go for water? Canadians especially should think about that.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13105) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I don't believe the mentality is all that different from the thinking that produced U.S. industries supporting the ouster of Allende in Chile with U.S. government assistance.

It is a sweeping statement, yes - it just doesn't surprise me because that is exactly how these guys think. Look at the Nigerian Delta -

Nigeria suffers an oil spill the size of the BP Gulf Disaster every single year for more than the last 50 years.

You cannot be responsible for human suffering on a magnitude like this and think any other way.

  • It's mine

  • I'll do what I want

  • When I want

  • How I want

  • Consequences don't mean shit. - Unless they have an adverse impact on me, personally . . .

That is just how these fools roll.

And now we are seeing this same ideology turn up in the banking and investment sector. It's likely been there a long time, circumstances have simply provided an opportunity to seemingly legitimize and reward this way of thinking.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 1 year ago

You've said a lot and I appreciate your posts, even those i don't agree with. This one you are dead on right on the mark. I hope people all over the world get a good look at the Yankee mind set. For their own good.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13105) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

the Yankee mind set.

Ohthat'sjustwrong

[-] 2 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 1 year ago

A matter of opinion. Here's what I know:

There has been no, none, nothing, or any serious opposition that the PTB would have to take seriously among the populace against the drone strikes. If people in places like Venezuela, Iran, Pakistan, Russia believe that the American people would rise up and stop any attack on them they would be very mistaken and that's what I am saying.

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[-] -1 points by waterLoo (-4) 1 year ago

Please do not tell me the Earth is going to rise another degree in another 100 years!!!!! Yikes!!!!!!!!

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13105) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

It's risen at least 0.8 C since 1950 - if you are under 40 and live to the end of what is currently considered a normal life expectancy you are guaranteed going to witness catastrophic affects of Global Warming.

It won't be pretty.

[-] 3 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Thats awesome. Love it.

Here's one that you will appreciate. A group of protesters crash a banker ball and give a fake award to Barclays for Best LIBOR Manipulation.

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-10-11/intruders-give-1-bankster-manipulation-award-towait-itbarclays-rigging-libor

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

hahaha thanks for that one.

[-] 2 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 1 year ago

That was great. The use of humor is very effective. Even the attendees were chuckling. That was a far better way to make the point than a "mic check" IMO.

[-] -1 points by stinky (-1) 1 year ago

collect another bucket of rainwater to bathe in asshole. The LIE of global warming...EXPOSED. Nobody fucking cares.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Your lame comment just boosted my forum post to the top!

Every reply will only do the same! Thanks for the boost!