Same old G8? – or – Will it be gr8?

Thanks to Avaaz, I have been alerted to the possibility that the G8 could do something really great – they could decide to stop subsidising the destruction of an effectively-functioning global ecosystem and invest in renewable energy instead. The Carbon Age needs to be consigned to history – otherwise we will be. Fossil fuels will run out anyway one day but, now that we now burning them is bringing 12,000 years of climate stability to an end – stability that made settled agriculture, cities, and modern civilisation possible – I think it would be a good idea to stop. A new plan to save the planet – Avaaz

This weekend, the eight most powerful leaders in the world will meet at the G8 summit and could agree to a plan that could literally stop climate change! It’s crazy, but right now, our governments give nearly $1 trillion a year of our taxpayer money to Big Oil and coal to destroy our planet. Key leaders, including President Obama who is hosting the G8, have already agreed to stop these polluter payments. Now, if we demand they act on their word and divert this huge sum into renewable energy, experts say we could actually save our planet! It’s a simple no-brainer that our leaders have already agreed to. Let’s hold their feet to the fire, and push President Obama to lead the world’s largest economies to turn these polluting subsidies green. Sign the urgent petition on the right and forward this to everyone — a massive campaign now can force them from talk to action.

Please sign the Avaaz petition online.


About Rick Altman

Possibly just another 'Climate Cassandra' crying 'Wolf' in cyberspace. However, the moral of the old children's story is that the Wolf eventually turned up!
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3 Responses to Same old G8? – or – Will it be gr8?

  1. jpgreenword says:

    I have my doubts that Prime Minister Harper would go along with that. But, we can all hope!


    • Rick Altman says:

      The G8 were all a bit obsessed with Greece; but it will take a little more than a crisis in the Euro Zone (also known as a burning building with no fire exits) for them to sit up and take heed of the approaching collapse of the global ecosystem.


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