3 climate days of action: 1st April (Fossil Fools), 1st May (false solutions) & 3rd June (food)
For Fossil Fools Day on 1st April, see previous post
Mayday Mayday: Invasion of the Climate Snatchers....
As climate change rises up the political agenda, the same corporations that are largely responsible for the problem are attempting to dominate the mainstream debate about the solutions, in the hope to maintain the economic status quo.
A huge number of techno-fixes are forming a new economic sector: from biofuels to nuclear power, carbon-trading to hydrogen fuel cells, dumping urine in the ocean to carbon capture and storage. Everywhere corporations are seeking the elusive elixir which allows to continue business as usual.
All of these technologies are a distraction from the real solution to the problems we face: a massive reduction in our consumption and the end to economic growth.
What's wrong with these technologies?
* A lot of these technologies won't be ready in time to save the climate
* Many actually increase carbon emissions
* Some rely on a different non-renewable resource
* Many have massive environmental impacts
* None of them can provide us with the amount of energy we currently use
* Many will perpetuate problems of social injustice
On May 1st, international workers day, lets challenge these false solutions to climate chaos and show the real solution: far-reaching social change, and reduction in consumption.
Day of Action on Food and Climate Change
The Climate Action day that bites....
The kind of food we eat contributes up to a third of our greenhouse emissions. It's about time for us to switch to plant based, organic, seasonal and locally produced food.
Climate action starts on your dinner plate, in the supermarket, on your allotment and in your back yard, in the food processing and distribution centres, down on the farm, in your high street, at the airport and in the lorry park.
Take action on 3rd June and help highlight the role of food and the food industry in climate chaos.
Get involved - whether you're into local food, permaculture, animal rights, allotmenting, humanitarian issues, food politics, transport campaigning. Join the dots on climate change.
Please distribute this info widely, stick it in your diaries and get
planning. More info including a website to follow soon! In the meantime
you can contact us at email@example.com
For lots of resources and on taking climate action and contact details for
your nearest climate action group see