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  •  ALERT from Naomi Kline (15+ / 0-)

    The giants of the green world that profit from the planet's destruction

    Maybe that shouldn't come as a complete surprise, since some of the most powerful and wealthiest environmental organisations have long behaved as if they had a stake in the oil and gas industry. They led the climate movement down various dead ends: carbon trading, carbon offsets, natural gas as a "bridge fuel" – what these policies all held in common is that they created the illusion of progress while allowing the fossil fuel companies to keep mining, drilling and fracking with abandon. We always knew that the groups pushing hardest for these false solutions took donations from, and formed corporate partnerships with, the big emitters. But this was explained away as an attempt at constructive engagement – using the power of the market to fix market failures.
    Bill & Melinda Gates have invested nearly a billion dollars in Exxon and BP. Yet one of their main projects is the elimination of malaria a disease that is directly related to climate chaos.

    It's a good idea to make a list of the giants investing in fossil fuels and avoid giving them any of your money.

    I think MB wrote about this in a night owl diary.

    To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Sat May 11, 2013 at 01:36:45 PM PDT

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