By Pablo Salon, March 15, 2013. Source: Climate Space 2013
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a level that avoids catastrophe, we need to:
- Leave more than two-thirds of the fossil fuel reserves under the soil;
- Stop the exploitation of tar sands, shale gas and coal;
- Support small, local, peasant and indigenous community farming while we dismantle big agribusiness that deforests and heats the planet;
- Promote local production and consumption of products, reducing the free trade of goods that send millions of tons of CO2 while they travel around the world;
- Stop extractive industries from further destroying nature and contaminating our atmosphere and our land;
- Increase significantly public transport to reduce the unsustainable “car way of life”;
- Reduce the emissions of warfare by promoting genuine peace and dismantling the military and war industry and infrastructure.
In other words we need to come out of the endless growth paradigm that is the basis of the capitalist system, and seek for a new kind of society that is grounded on care for each other and nature. A society that seeks happiness for all and not profit for a few. A society based on a different concept of prosperity and well-being. A bio-society for life that includes humans and nature.