COP26 and other follies
What did not make the COP-Out 26 report
1. Over 500 fossil fuel lobbyists were at COP 26, more than any other single delegation. consortiumnews.com
2. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned that promises emerging from COP 26 will "ring hollow when the fossil fuel industry still receives trillions in subsidies." UN.org; commondreams.orgRead more
Green Voices: Rally for Human Rights & Mother Earth
The Voice of Massachusetts Greens
COP-Out 26 and Environmental Survival
After 6 years of wrestling with the Paris Agreement to reduce fossil fuel consumption and in other ways stem the decline of life on Mother Earth, President Biden and his fellow leaders must again address the failure of major polluting nations to stem their toxic emissions. The Green-Rainbow Party has joined with other environmental activists to condemn the high-sounding rhetoric and the absence of real actions.Read more
New York state climate activist: Time is running out
World leaders have gathered for COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland to address the most fundamental issue facing countries across the globe: Climate change. COP stands for "Conference of the Parties" to the Kyoto Protocol.
It was in Kyoto in 2005 that industrialized nations, including the U.S., first committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. COP21 took place 10 years later in Paris. At that convening, all the parties agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.Read more
Hawkins on Build Back Better
We need an Ecosocialist Green New Deal, not another Biden capitulation
The Build Back Better Framework released this morning by President Biden is a total capitulation to conservative Democratic Senators Manchin and Sinema.
The $6.1 trillion program Biden announced in his American Jobs and American Families plan has been cut to less than a third of what he proposed. Proposals that are overwhelmingly popular with the public like repealing the Trump tax cuts, paid leave, and Medicare negotiating lower drug prices with Big Pharma have been eliminated. What remains are social programs with lower benefits, privatized administration, and means testing that complicates administration and adds administrative costs. The climate spending that remains makes no mandates for greenhouse gas emission reductions and are mostly corporate welfare subsidies for the big fossil fuel and manufacturing corporations that dominate the solar and wind markets. These subsidies will continue the pattern of the past decade where renewables have only added to total energy production while fossil fuel energy has increased.Read more
Green Party Calls Dems' Surrender to Fossil Fuel Lobby a Global Disaster
The Green Party of the United States today slammed President Biden and Congressional Democrats for apparently agreeing to slash funding for fighting climate change in their “Build Back Better Plan” to $30 billion a year. That figure amounts to 1/25 of the budget for the U.S. military, the world’s biggest consumer of oil.Read more
"Home economics" is redundant
All economics is about the home. No, not your private residence, obviously. Economics is about our common home — Mother Earth. It's right there in the Greek οἶκος (oîkos) meaning home, the root of both our English words economics and ecology. Any economic model which ignores the ecology of the Earth is tragically incomplete. Maybe that's why Pope Francis subtitled his 2015 encyclical "On Care for Our Common Home."
I've been thinking about economics a lot this week, and not just because I'm filing my first campaign finance report. It's because I've finally published the third policy priority of this campaign, calling for a delightfully different Green New Orleans Deal.Read more
Climate Change with Mayor of Galesburg Peter Schwartzman
Calvin and David sit down with Mayor of Galesburg, Peter Schwartzman to catch up since our first interview back in April '21 and to talk specifically about Climate Change on the local and national levels.
UN General Secretary Declares Climate Emergency — Green Party Responds
PressTV news has Green Party Communications Manager Michael O'Neil speak on the United States' obligations to avert a global climate catastrophe.
Original clip: https://www.urmedium.com/c/presstv/90278
Sign the petition for an ecosocialist Green New Deal! https://www.gp.org/ecosocialist_call_inRead more
EcoAction for Candidates
On August 24, 2021, the EcoAction Committee of the Green Party hosted a webinar about about ways Green Party candidates can raise ecological issues such as the Green New Deal, clean air and water, public power, sustainability, and more in your elections. Learn about some campaign resources presently available and help identify needs for new ones.Read more
Kali Akuno 2021 Green Party Annual National Meeting Keynote
Kali Akuno, co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson, presents the Green Party's 2021 Annual National Meeting Keynote Speech
Kali served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. His focus in this role was supporting cooperative development, the introduction of eco-friendly and carbon reduction methods of operation, and the promotion of human rights and international relations for the city.Read more