False Solutions to climate change

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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.

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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.

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