Carbon Trading? Clean Development Mechanisms? REDD? Clean coal? Natural gas? Biofuel? Mega dams? ‘Climate ready’ GE crops? Cloud whitening? Nanotech trees? Ocean ‘fertilisation’? Plastic-coated deserts? Ocean vacuum pumps?!
Rather than re-finding a way to all live sustainably on this precious planet big business is throwing around some flashy, quite mad ideas but many governments and communities are sadly falling for them.
Below are some good links with loads of facts, figures and analyses on these false solutions:
Climate Connections – this blog exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic domination through the lens of climate change. A project of ‘Global Justice Ecology Project’.
Hoodwinked in the Hothouse v2 – by Rising Tide North America and Carbon Watch.
Indigenous Peoples Guide – written by a collection of international indigenous groups including Indigenous Environmental Network, Society for Threatened Peoples, World Rainforest Movement and Pacific Indigenous Environment Coalition.