fossilfuels   579

« earlier    

Twitter
Anyone else have these mind shakingly idiotic arguments daily?
emobility  FossilFuels  from twitter_favs
10 days ago by briantrice
Twitter
Excellent.. is nuclear put in the “dirty” energy category like and ? Was this energy source an…
coal  fossilfuels  from twitter_favs
4 weeks ago by gourock_swimming
Twitter
RT : We spend 6.3% global GDP to make the causing artificially cheaper. 💸⛽️🤯🙈

W/o these sub…
climatechange  fossilfuels  from twitter
10 weeks ago by dscassel
The Rebel Alliance: Extinction Rebellion and a Green New Deal - YouTube
"Extinction Rebellion and AOC’s Green New Deal have made global headlines. Can their aims be aligned to prevent climate catastrophe?

Guest host Aaron Bastani will be joined by journalist and environmentalist George Monbiot and economist Ann Pettifor."
extinctionrebellion  georgemonbiot  gdp  economics  capitalism  growth  worldbank  2019  greennewdeal  humanwelfare  fossilfuels  aaronbastani  climate  climatechange  globalwarming  mainstreammedia  media  action  bbc  critique  politics  policy  currentaffairs  comedy  environment  environmentalism  journalism  change  systemschange  left  right  thinktanks  power  influence  libertarianism  taxation  taxes  ideology  gretathunberg  protest  davidattenborough  statusquo  consumerism  consumption  wants  needs  autonomy  education  health  donaldtrump  nancypelosi  us  southafrica  sovietunion  democrats  centrism  republicans  money  narrative  corruption  diannefeinstein  opposition  oppositionism  emissions  socialdemocracy  greatrecession  elitism  debt  financialcrisis  collapse  annpettifor  socialism  globalization  agriculture  local  production  nationalism  self-sufficiency  inertia  despair  doom  optimism  inequality  exploitation  imperialism  colonialism  history  costarica  uk  nihilism  china  apathy  inaction 
11 weeks ago by robertogreco
A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - YouTube
"What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple.

Set a couple of decades from now, the film is a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves?

We realized that the biggest obstacle to the kind of transformative change the Green New Deal envisions is overcoming the skepticism that humanity could ever pull off something at this scale and speed. That’s the message we’ve been hearing from the “serious” center for four months straight: that it’s too big, too ambitious, that our Twitter-addled brains are incapable of it, and that we are destined to just watch walruses fall to their deaths on Netflix until it’s too late.

This film flips the script. It’s about how, in the nick of time, a critical mass of humanity in the largest economy on earth came to believe that we were actually worth saving. Because, as Ocasio-Cortez says in the film, our future has not been written yet and “we can be whatever we have the courage to see.”"

[See also:
https://theintercept.com/2019/04/17/green-new-deal-short-film-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/

"The question was: How do we tell the story of something that hasn’t happened yet?

We realized that the biggest obstacle to the kind of transformative change the Green New Deal envisions is overcoming the skepticism that humanity could ever pull off something at this scale and speed. That’s the message we’ve been hearing from the “serious” center for four months straight: that it’s too big, too ambitious, that our Twitter-addled brains are incapable of it, and that we are destined to just watch walruses fall to their deaths on Netflix until it’s too late.

This skepticism is understandable. The idea that societies could collectively decide to embrace rapid foundational changes to transportation, housing, energy, agriculture, forestry, and more — precisely what is needed to avert climate breakdown — is not something for which most of us have any living reference. We have grown up bombarded with the message that there is no alternative to the crappy system that is destabilizing the planet and hoarding vast wealth at the top. From most economists, we hear that we are fundamentally selfish, gratification-seeking units. From historians, we learn that social change has always been the work of singular great men.

Science fiction hasn’t been much help either. Almost every vision of the future that we get from best-selling novels and big-budget Hollywood films takes some kind of ecological and social apocalypse for granted. It’s almost as if we have collectively stopped believing that the future is going to happen, let alone that it could be better, in many ways, than the present.

The media debates that paint the Green New Deal as either impossibly impractical or a recipe for tyranny just reinforce the sense of futility. But here’s the good news: The old New Deal faced almost precisely the same kinds of opposition — and it didn’t stop it for a minute."]
alexandriaocasio-cortez  2019  mollycrabapple  greennewdeal  speculativefiction  politics  policy  future  climatechange  globalwarming  1988  us  oil  petroleum  fossilfuels  environment  sustainability  puertorico  crisis  change  food  transportation  economics  capitalism  inequality  medicareforall  livingwages  labor  work  infrastructure  trains  masstransit  publictransit  americorps  unions  indigenous  indigeneity  childcare  care  caring  teaching  domesticwork  universalrights  healthcare  humanism  humanity  avilewis  naomiklein  skepticism  imagination  newdeal  fdr  wpa  greatdepression  moonshots  art  artists  collectivism  society 
12 weeks ago by robertogreco
Twitter
Even with ditching is gonna be immensely hard, but without global energy trans…
nuclearenergy  fossilfuels  Nuclear  from twitter_favs
march 2019 by gourock_swimming

« earlier    

related tags

1970s  1980s  1988  2019  2020  aaronbastani  abdulelsayed  action  agriculture  ai  alexandriaocasio-cortez  algae  alternative  americorps  annpettifor  ap  apathy  armstrade  art  article  artists  austerity  australia  autonomy  avilewis  baesystems  basalt  batteries  bbc  brazil  business  c02  canada  capitalism  carbon  carbonates  carboncapture  carboncredits  carbonemissions  care  caring  cars  ccs  centrism  change  chemistry  chicagotribune  childcare  china  cities  civilization  class  climate  climatechange  cmp  co2  coal  collapse  collectivism  colonialism  comedy  commonwealthmagazine  congress  consensus  consumerism  consumption  control  cop21  cop24  corporatocracy  corruption  costarica  crash  crematorium  crisis  critique  cuadrilla  currentaffairs  davidattenborough  dc:creator=davismike  dc:creator=elliottlarry  dc:creator=lucascaroline  dc:creator=monbiotgeorge  dc:creator=solnitrebecca  dctagged  debt  decarbonisation  democrats  dems  denial  deregulation  despair  destruction  detroit  diannefeinstein  dioxide  disposability  divest  divestment  doe  domesticwork  donaldtrump  doom  drought  economics  education  election  electriccars  electricity  elitism  emissions  emobility  emotion  energy  energypolicy  engineering  environment  environmentalism  epa  eu  europe  exploitation  exports  extinctionrebellion  fairness  fdr  fear  finance  financialcrisis  flooding  flying  food  fossilfail  fosters  fracking  france  fucked  fuelsecurity  fueltax  future  gas  gdp  generation  generator  generators  geology  georgemonbiot  germany  giletsjaunes  global  globalimbalances  globalization  globalwarming  google  goreal  government  greatdepression  greatrecession  greenhousegases  greennewdeal  greens  gretathunberg  growth  guardian  health  healthcare  heartlandinstitute  history  humanism  humanity  humanwelfare  hurricanes  hydro-quebec  hydroelectric  iceland  ideology  imagination  imperialism  important  inaction  indigeneity  indigenous  industry  inequality  inertia  influence  infrastructure  interactive  investment  ipcc  journalism  khashoggijamal  kyoto  labor  lancashire  left  letter  libertarianism  liberty  livingstandards  livingwages  lobbying  local  macronemmanuel  maine  mainstreammedia  manufacturing  map  maps  marketisation  markets  marriageequality  masstransit  media  medicareforall  merkelangela  methane  microbeads  migration  mitigation  ml  mollycrabapple  money  moonshots  nancypelosi  naomiklein  narrative  nasa  nationalism  naturalgas  needs  neoliberalism  newdeal  newyorktimes  nihilism  nuclear  nuclearenergy  nylon  nyt  offshorewind  oil  op-ed  opposition  oppositionism  optimism  packaging  paleoscience  paris  pcilist  peakoil  petroleum  photovoltaic  planetearth  planning  plastic  poland  policy  politics  pollution  polyester  pomerancerafe  power  powermagazine  powerplants  production  profits  protest  publichealth  publicsector  publictransit  puertorico  reactor  reaganronald  recycling  redistribution  refugees  regulation  regulatorycapture  renewable  renewableenergy  renewables  repealedthe8th  republicans  right  russia  safety  saudiarabia  science  sealevels  self-sufficiency  sequestration  shale  skepticism  socialdemocracy  socialism  society  solar  solarfuel  southafrica  sovietunion  speculativefiction  state  statusquo  storms  strandedassets  subsidies  subsidy  sustainability  systemschange  tax  taxation  taxes  teaching  television  thinktanks  trains  transportation  tremor  trump  trumpdonald  turkey  uk  un  unionleader  unions  universalrights  universityofcambridge  urban  us  usa  utilitydive  utopianism  vox  wants  warming  washingtonexaminer  waste  water  wealth  weather  wellbeing  wildfires  williamsrowan  wind  windpower  work  worldbank  wpa 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: