Scientists have been warning us since a long time that global warming could be accelerated beyond our control. It would be fatal if the perma-frost soil in the arctic tundra would dew up and release gigantic amounts of methane gas. Sign this petition from Avaaz to call 'national, local, and international leaders' for action as indicated by the COP21 agreement and 'to do this fairly, with support to the most vulnerable among us'. This would require a decarbonization up to 2050. “The most important petition we've ever done”, says Avaaz. -
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We do not want to continue like this!
The BUND, German subsidiary from Friends of Earth, calls for a protest march against newly planned huge livestock units while meat consumption in Germany is on the decline. The contamination of ground water by unduly high amounts of manure as well as growing resistences against antibiotics are important problems not to mention that animals will also have to suffer (our message from 2015-09-02.). More and more small farmers need to give up because they can not compete with these huge livestock units still receiving high subsidies. Huge livestocks are a problem for our global climate. Germany´s biodiversity is also at threat by over-fertilization. -
the BUND calls to participate in a demonstration [https]
EU-Commission Permits a New Bee-Killer.
The European Commission has permitted a new bee-killing biocide (Flupyradifuron) which is a neonicotinoid and produced by Bayer. This was an irresponsible action as the survival of our bee colonies is at threat. Large amounts of our alimentation depends on the pollination of bees.
Here come the SHA256SUMS of the blue ray media we have sent out lately. With these shasums it should be possible to verify that you have in deed received the media from us the way we have sent them out; i.e. hopefully in a pristine and undamaged form.
Illegal loggers have set vast areas of Awá land on fire. The Awá had been defending their territory against the loggers and are now putting their lives on the line to save the forest. Please sign the petition to make the Brazilian government do something about the fires. Uncontacted Awá could be wiped out.
In the forefront of CETA the EU has abandoned a regulation to assess fuels: Tar sand oil which is up to 23% more climate damaging than conventional oil is now declared 'equivalent'. Birds landing on the poisonous mine dump incured by tar sand production die immediately. With respect to TTIP the EU should additionally open its flood gates for shale gas from the USA. With fracking highly poisonous chemicals which can pollute the ground water are deployed. Even more the up to 34 times more climate damaging gas methane is released into the atmosphere compared to CO2. Finally we have to fear the so called ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlements) which would make any environmental or climate related legislation more or less impossible.
We must not allow our politicians to give high promises to the public and then act very differently behind the scenes! Sign the appeal!