I just read a fascinating story in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine about the next big thing in global warming/climate change. Taken togther the new movement is loosely called The Fossil Fuel Resistance. It seems its becoming a very big thing, very much like a form of Occupy which itsel,f had many members who where also involved in the climate change movement.
It mentioned the rally in D.C. in Feb. of this year which drew about 60,ooo protestors, the largest ever in the US. There is no leader of the group(s) per se yet, but it seems it is highly organzied already, and potentially well financed/funded by certain strategic allies.
Already its having a major impact in its ulitmate goal, which right now is of course the Keystone Pipeline. Some members in addition to being arrested are doing things like sealing themselves in actual pipelines to stop any progress. And the progressive mobile company Credo is mentioned as being involved too. They recently asked for anyone involved in climate change/global warming to actually pledge to go so far as to be arrested in attempts to thwart the Keystone Pipeline.
In addition the noted Climate Scientist, Dr. James Hanson, who REALLY knows whats going on with the climate, has left NASA, so he can freely engage world governments in what we have to do to try to get a handle on this huge problem....and its getting worse. A recent Satcomm staellite pic of the Arctic shows we have lost about 80% of the Arctic ice.
I would encourage everyone interested to check out the article. If you want to see it go to Google or Bing which is what I use, and type in "Fossil Fuel Resistance," which should take you right there.
I came away after reading this story that this new organized effort could really be what now needs to happen, and that is namely education, on a world scale, so that the world knows exactly what we have to do and how to deal with such a huge important problem.
Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 9:04 AM PT: I think it appropriate on this Earth Day that we all take the time to realize how precious our environment is, and the tragedy we face if we don't do something about the amount of pollution and CO 2 we are putting in the air. Each and every day we are putting about 94 million TONS of pollution into our air which we treat like an open sewer. Al Gore also pointed out in his book I just read, "The Future" that even if, we were to suddenly severely limit the amount of CO 2 we are putting in the air, that in 10,000 years time, there would still be about 25% of the carbon up there messing with th weather/environment. I would urge everybody to get involved at some point and to do what you feel you can to help spread the word, that we need to address this issue very, very, soon. I also hope to hear lots more From James Hanson, the former NASA scientist who has resigned to start speaking up and out about the urgency we now face.