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    By Chris Hedges

    November 18, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - If you read only one book this year, it should be Roger Hallam’s “Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse.”

    Hallam’s lucid and concise book, which echoes Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” says what many of us now know to be true but do not say: If we do not replace the ruling elites soon we are finished as a species. It is a cogent, well-argued case for global rebellion—the only form of resistance that can save us from ecosystem collapse and human-induced genocide. It correctly analyzes the failure of environmentalist activists in groups such as 350.org to understand and confront global corporate power and thus make a meaningful impact as we barrel toward ecocide. “Common Sense for the 21st Century” is a survival manual for the human species.

    “The corrupt system is going to kill us all unless we rise up,” Hallam, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, bluntly warns.


    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52569.htm

  • #2
    Apparently saving the planet is not a priority of the members of this forum. No surprise, given the **** posts over the years...that are ongoing.

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    • #3
      • China Coal 14.3 %
      • Saudi Aramco 4.5 %
      • Gazprom OAO 3.9 %
      • National Iranian Oil Co 2.3 %
      • ExxonMobil Corp 2.0 %
      • Coal India 1.9 %
      • Petróleos Mexicanos 1.9 %
      • Russia Coal 1.9 %
      • Royal Dutch Shell PLC 1.7 %
      • China National Petroleum Corp 1.6 %
      boycott China Coal! They alone are 15% of the global problem. That’s 3x bigger than the next biggest polluter. The top 100 companies are 71% of the problem.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Arkie View Post
        • China Coal 14.3 %
        • Saudi Aramco 4.5 %
        • Gazprom OAO 3.9 %
        • National Iranian Oil Co 2.3 %
        • ExxonMobil Corp 2.0 %
        • Coal India 1.9 %
        • Petróleos Mexicanos 1.9 %
        • Russia Coal 1.9 %
        • Royal Dutch Shell PLC 1.7 %
        • China National Petroleum Corp 1.6 %
        boycott China Coal! They alone are 15% of the global problem. That’s 3x bigger than the next biggest polluter. The top 100 companies are 71% of the problem.
        No. China is communist so they get a pass.

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        • #5
          ^

          You'd think Trumpistas would eventually get tired of self-owning....




          Pollution Is Up Nearly 14 Percent Under The Trump Administration









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          • #6
            It’s a good thing the President has little control over unhealthy air days year to year. If he did, then check out what Obama did.

            Pollution up nearly 14% under the Trump administration. “Nearly 14% more of these days in 2018 (799) than in 2016 (702)”

            Pollution up nearly 65% under the Obama administration. “Nearly 65% more of these days in 2012 (1296) than in 2009 (786)”

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Arkie View Post
              It’s a good thing the President has little control over unhealthy air days year to year.
              So you're actually going to deny tRump has been stripping away environmental protection laws since he set foot in the WH?

              Denial is one helluva drug!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Arkie View Post
                It’s a good thing the President has little control over unhealthy air days year to year...
                Stats are like bikinis...


                85 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump

                https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...rollbacks.html

                Trump Administration Rolls Back Clean Water Protections

                https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/c...otections.html

                Trump administration to roll back Obama-era pollution regulations

                https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ne-regulations

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mhgaffney View Post
                  Apparently saving the planet is not a priority of the members of this forum. No surprise, given the **** posts over the years...that are ongoing.
                  Lol.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post

                    Stats are like bikinis...
                    Yeah, I got my stats from your link. I hope they’re accurate.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Arkie View Post

                      Yeah, I got my stats from your link. I hope they’re accurate.
                      Your argument: "the President has little control over unhealthy air days year to year..."

                      So are you trying to claim the following will have little or no impact?

                      85 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump

                      https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...rollbacks.html

                      Trump Administration Rolls Back Clean Water Protections

                      https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/c...otections.html

                      Trump administration to roll back Obama-era pollution regulations

                      https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ne-regulations

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                      • #12
                        You act like Trump is king of the world.

                        Even if he was king of the USA like he wishes, and totally responsible for all of the USA’s emissions, the USA is only 16% of the world.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Arkie View Post
                          You act like Trump is king of the world.

                          Even if he was king of the USA like he wishes, and totally responsible for all of the USA’s emissions, the USA is only 16% of the world.
                          Nice dodge and goal post move.

                          The question here is how your original claim, viz., that "the president has little control over healthy air," etc., jibes with the following:

                          85 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump

                          https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...rollbacks.html

                          Trump Administration Rolls Back Clean Water Protections

                          https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/c...otections.html

                          Trump administration to roll back Obama-era pollution regulations

                          https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ne-regulations

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                          • #14
                            Gotta L0L @ the irony of a tRump nut hugger starting a thread about saving the planet...

                            Trump finalizes repeal of Obama-era clean water rule

                            The Trump administration on Thursday announced a legal repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation that limited the amount of pollution and chemicals in the nation's rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands.



                            https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/12/trum...i0mn10UMZn1hvI

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                            • #15
                              Trump admin to roll back Obama-era chemical safety standards

                              Donald Trump and his team have long taken an unsettling approach toward chemical safety. In the Republican’s first year in office, for example, the president nominated Michael Dourson to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s office of chemical safety, despite the fact that Dourson had spent much of his career not only accepting money from the chemical industry, but also helping chemical companies fight against chemical safety regulations.

                              The issue clearly has not faded from the administration’s radar. The Washington Post reported late yesterday:

                              The Environmental Protection Agency weakened a rule Thursday governing how companies store dangerous chemicals. […]

                              Under the new standards, companies will not have to provide public access to information about what kinds of chemicals are stored on their sites. They also will not have to undertake several measures aimed at preventing accidents, such as analyzing safer technology and procedures, conducting a “root-cause analysis” after a major chemical release or obtaining a third-party audit when an accident has occurred.

                              According to Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who now leads Trump’s EPA, this decision was driven by counter-terrorism concerns. Of course, it’s worth noting for context that Trump’s first EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, pursued the same change in 2017 for reasons that were unrelated to national security.


                              http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-s...LtLtSVRvARdZZk

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