The Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation & Recreation is reopening the critical Quabbin forest ecosystem and other public lands in Massachusetts to commercial logging. Trees are our climate saviors, we need to preserve the forests.
Watch the video for more details, then call the Massachusetts Governor to protest at 888-870-7770 or 617-725-4005
In commemoration of the day former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave to the notorious neoliberal economic pioneer Milton Friedman, we offer this video from the Biotic Baking Brigade. The BBB became famous for its targeted use of the tactic of pieing corporate and economic criminals.
The video is especially timely as a retort to President Obama’s State of the Union address, which incessantly emphasized the need to grow the economy in the face of escalating crises around the planet–which are directly connected to the Capitalist obsession with growth at any cost.
Enjoy! –The GJEP Team
Scheduled for Dec 22, 2013
Ladies and Bananas!
After all our trouble with the law lately – did you forget how we really love to put on a show, a barnburner, an eco-system riseup, an incandescent minute. Come to church this Sunday at 2:30 EST for a live stream of our Holiday Jiggly Celebration, Performance, and the fifth in our series of suspicious church services at Joe’s Pub at the Public. Gather around the cyber hole and get your Solstice dose of Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir.
Glory. Be. Earthalujah!
Note: future plans for the forests of the Southeast are to replace them with fast growing freeze tolerant GE eucalyptus trees for biomass production, pulp and whatever else they can think of.
–The GJEP Team
Filed under Biodiversity, Bioenergy / Agrofuels, Climate Change, Ending the Era of Extreme Energy, Energy, Forests, Forests and Climate Change, GE Trees, Green Economy, Greenwashing, The Greed Economy and the Future of Forests, Videos
Nov 21, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
A pair of climate scientists are calling for what some may view as a shocking solution to the global warming crisis: a rethinking of the economic order in the United States and other industrialized nations. Kevin Anderson and Alice Bows-Larkin of the influential Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in England say many of the solutions proposed by world leaders to prevent “runaway global warming” will not be enough to address the scale of the crisis. They have called for “radical and immediate de-growth strategies in the United States, EU and other wealthy nations.” Anderson says that to avoid an increase in temperature of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the world would require a “revolutionary change to the political and economic hegemony.”