"History has shown that in a market society, the exploitation of a given resource will in the absence of regulation continue as long as this practice is profitable, even when it should be obvious to capitalist producers that this will in the end lead to depletion and/or large-scale environmental degradation, thereby eventually undermining profits. In the case of climate change, this is illustrated by the continued and ever more rapid increase in GHG [GreenHouse Gas] emissions, and by the fact that, despite all scientific evidence on the possibly catastrophic effects of global warming, the World Bank, for example, continues to subsidise and support fossil fuel extraction on a scale 17 times larger than it supports clean energy initiatives."
- Wim Carton, Nature and the Myth of a Sustainable Capitalism (via probablyasocialecologist)
kropotkindersurprise:

Hundreds of Romanian anti-fracking protesters break down the fences around a Chevron exploration site. Some 250 people gathered near the village of Pungesti chanting “Chevron go home. Following the incident, the US company later announced it was suspending activities in the area. 

kropotkindersurprise:

Hundreds of Romanian anti-fracking protesters break down the fences around a Chevron exploration site. Some 250 people gathered near the village of Pungesti chanting “Chevron go home. Following the incident, the US company later announced it was suspending activities in the area. 

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heartoflaos:

Lao Advice for Falangs #2

Hey, we know you backpackers love to trek around Southeast Asia (especially Laos), on an adventure! And even more when you stumble upon the sleepy (well, used to be-) town of Vang Vieng, once a place famous for its scenery and limestone caves and ecotourism - Transformed into a party town nearly overnight. 

I hope you are aware the party town reputation is literally making Laos a place for drug trafficking, tourists drunken deaths, and the destruction of the lively hood of locals. It was even so bad once, around 2012-2013 the government shut down Vang Vieng bars to prevent these disasters and deaths from occurring. There is so much more issues that is at play here, but let the pictures tell the story. 

And no, you’re not helping our country’s economy with your grateful gift of tourism. You’re destroying the town’s and overall, country’s livelihood. Of course, we don’t mind visitors at all. We are happy to welcome people. Just don’t act disrespectful and ignorant.

(via bestpal)

nitanahkohe:

This video features activists Shelley A. Young, Kandi Mosset, Elle Maija Tailfeathers, and Ellen Gabriel who discuss high-profile media campaigns by indigenous groups in Canada and the United States that protest the oil and fracking industries and the ongoing governmental violations of Tribal sovereignty and treaty rights.

yoobvious asked:

Most people don't understand issues of environmental justice, and many PoC don't know they have be historically subjugated to dwelling areas that may be poor or even dangerous. It seems like most upper class PoC are quick to disassociate themselves from their lower class counterparts, often whom still live in the city or in densely populated areas. Racism and classism have been so effectivly lumped together that those divisions still persist even within educated minority communities

Equal Ecology for All Answer:

bestpal:

Yeah like they get so worried about their individual places within hierarchies that they forget to criticize their own experiences and understand them in intersectional ways

mauricesmall:

moniquill:

iknowuthink:

Expanded Consciousness

Growing food instead of lawns is good, but can we PLEASE stop with the condescending bullshit that implies that people who choose to grow lawns must only being doing it for shallow ‘sheepish’ reasons?
Maybe instead of snidely saying ‘trying to impress your neighbors?’ give people instructions on how to work with and/or fight their home owner’s association, how to appeal to a landlord, how to address local ordinances, and how to grow stealth food crops as ornamental plants in areas where food gardening is banned. Seriously, they will come bulldoze your shit and then bill you for it.
We need more posts instructing people how to guerrilla garden and found community gardens, and fewer posts saying ‘You only have a lawn because you’re shallow and vain and stupid!’

There is always a lawn alternative. Always!

mauricesmall:

moniquill:

iknowuthink:

Growing food instead of lawns is good, but can we PLEASE stop with the condescending bullshit that implies that people who choose to grow lawns must only being doing it for shallow ‘sheepish’ reasons?

Maybe instead of snidely saying ‘trying to impress your neighbors?’ give people instructions on how to work with and/or fight their home owner’s association, how to appeal to a landlord, how to address local ordinances, and how to grow stealth food crops as ornamental plants in areas where food gardening is banned. Seriously, they will come bulldoze your shit and then bill you for it.

We need more posts instructing people how to guerrilla garden and found community gardens, and fewer posts saying ‘You only have a lawn because you’re shallow and vain and stupid!’

There is always a lawn alternative. Always!

(via freshmouthgoddess)

nativeamericannews:

Hunger Games on the Rez: Filmmakers Plan Dystopian Pine Ridge Drama
It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for “The People,” the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Wild thing about dystopia is, it’s already dystopia for someone. For Natives, it’s been dystopia since 1492. Environmental racism and injustice will lead to very dire consequences. We’ll be seeing them long before 2085.

nativeamericannews:

Hunger Games on the Rez: Filmmakers Plan Dystopian Pine Ridge Drama

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for “The People,” the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Wild thing about dystopia is, it’s already dystopia for someone. For Natives, it’s been dystopia since 1492. Environmental racism and injustice will lead to very dire consequences. We’ll be seeing them long before 2085.

(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com, via ladymakomori)

"This report raises grave concerns about #fracking pollution’s threat to California’s air and water. But it also highlights the fact that government officials have never collected the data needed to determine the extent of the damage in our state. Using this report as a basis for continued fracking in California is illogical and illegal."
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Kassie Siegel, director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute (via DeSmogBlog)

The Center for Biological Diversity, along with the Sierra Club, sued the federal government last year, arguing that the Obama Administration had broken the law when it decided to lease some 2,500 acres of public lands in Monterey County to oil and gas companies without properly studying the environmental risks of fracking.
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