If this is true why are fossil fuel companies advisors in charge?
Oh, sorry Tesla-David, diff link to same news...
As Mike83 stated watch "Finding Altamira" on FMovies - https://wallinsider.com/fmovies/
It shows the religious prejudice against science over 120 years ago. Lots of similarities to the current extraneous reasoning that assaults intelligence and science. At least most people have learned from the past but others are still living in fear.
The lack of action on the Climate Crisis is somewhat described.
For decades humanity has been warned but continues with rose colored glasses hurtling towards extinction more rapidly than imagined
Here's some reading that may fortel the future
Thanks @Mike83 both links are excellent reads and worth the time. I am concerned that the apathy and lack of action by World leaders on Climate Emergency make me feel pessimistic about our chances of action before we exceed tipping points that make action pointless because we will be locked into unavoidable changes to Earth's climate that will make our planet uninhabitable for most species including humans. It is obvious that there will be NO meaningful actions taken at the COP25 climate conference in Spain despite the courageous youth activists.
Tesla-David I am not very optimistic either.
I came across this. Why aren't people pissed off subsiding the profitable fossil fuel cartels for decades,?
The author makes a strong point about building 91 Gigafactories.
Thanks @Mike83 great link. For the cost of one year of oil subsidies we could build 91 gigafactories. That would be an insanely positive move. Let it happen. Tesla/EM is doing more to move us in the right direction than any other segment of our society, and I am immensely proud to be part of this movement and Tesla. They are so much more than an automobile company and are disrupting in every sector where they are operating. I think the Tesla-Energy solar + energy storage will be mega disrupting in the near future. Lots of folks getting Powerwalls and solar and with the antiquated energy grid in California and most other States, becoming a microgrid less reliant on the grid to power your home is the right direction. I watched a utube segment recently with Jack Rickard who thinks this is the future.
The down under people put a fossil fuel advocate in power and this is making this awful. Why are people electing such ignorant people who ignore reality; is money more important than their health or living comfortably? I guess con men get elected esp. when uninformed voters are apathetic. Just watching the tragedy unfold.
Hopefully the bushfires in Australia will provide the incentive to throw out their conservative anti-environment government and replace it with one that will act on Climate Emergency. It is scary how much devastation these fires are causing.
Money from lobbyists first
Public opinion and health second
I use Amazon a lot but reading this bothers me. I like to support only companies that take serious actions to switch out of fossil fuel uses as much as possible.
I never use amazon
Only environmental friendly companies
Theres other reasons to not use Amazon. Like the fact that Amazon is closing 30% of malls and stores.
I hope you never shop at retail stores because they are certainly not up to par with your standards.
Can't stand Bezos, too obsessed with making money at the expense of saving the planet and paying his workers a fair wage. Good on Amazon employees pushing for more action. I will certainly avoid Amazon for all my future purchases.
As new viruses spread and evolve faster along with enormous economic damages we find that Scientists were right on. Politics and government that gives the fossil fuel industry our tax money should be thrown out.
This article should catch the attention of financial advisors investing in coastal real estate, especially in Florida. Stranded assets will be coming as reality catches up relative to Climate Emergency.
'Spencer Glendon walked onto the stage of one of the world's most exclusive investment conferences. He had a chilling message for the 3,000 portfolio managers, asset allocators, private investors, and other Wall Street elites gathered at New York's Lincoln Center. "I hope this is clear," he told them in May 2019. "Civilization is built on a stable climate and we are now moving rapidly into instability. And I'm quite sure that people's financial models don't reflect that."
Wow. Thanks for the link. This quote from the article gives me hope. The 1% might be changing their tune soon. Perhaps Tesla is a good investment choice and that may explain some of the large volume in the last week of trading.
Fossil fuels becoming stranded assets are not going to give a good ROI
"Glendon is trying to make that choice as stark, visceral, and urgent as possible to the people running our financial system. These investors and decision-makers can continue to "play Russian roulette with our hospitable planet" by financing industries that destroy our stable climate, he has said. Or they can do the hard but necessary work of actually waking up to the emergency bearing down upon us and transforming our entire society to avoid it.
Glendon ended his speech at the Sohn conference with a call to action crafted specifically to the one-percenters in the crowd.
"Take advantage of all the people who come to you and want to talk about things," he told the room. "You can talk to your clients, your counterparties, your lenders, the banks, the politicians who ask you for money relentlessly, and the companies you invest in. You can push those ratings agencies and say 'we should have better zoning and building codes, electrify everything, promote clean energy.' It's good for business. If you want your kids to go to conferences like this we should do this now.""
People that are educated and have knowledge and common sense are divesting from fossils. Reason may trump the insanity and self destructive behaviors. A fossil free future might even end the scapegoating and stupid categorizations of different people but I am giving the boneheads too much credit for a hint of common sense.
Thanks @Mike83 for the link and excellent news. The Divestment movement is really taking off and anyone stupid enough to invest in fossil fuel companies deserve the blood bath they will receive. Students are telling their institutions clearly to stop investing in those sources.
"The decision came after 90% of students who voted on a referendum voted in favor of divestment."