Even as Naomi Klein’s documentary “This Changes Everything”
is circulating, mobilization lags. Leading climate scientist James Hansen
and 16 colleagues report previous climate predictions were
much too conservative — and a sea level rise of up to 10 feet
in the next 50 years is likely unless dramatic reductions in
carbon emissions begin immediately,
Our speakers are working briskly on two fronts as
political barriers persist and cost of renewables continues to drop.
NCWARN’s policy advocacy has recently taken the form of
an emergency appeal to NC Attorney General Roy Cooper to update
Duke Power’s charter and end the utility's challenge of a solar electric
installation at a Greensboro church. See newly released “Faith in Solar.”
Meanwhile, as Trans Canada sues the US government for $15 billion
over cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, corporate lobbyists
press for passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership, an escalation of
the end run around democratic process that was established in the
NAFTA agreement. Lawsuits for “lost future profits” would stymie
responsible action by governments to avoid climate catastrophe.
Democracy Now interviewed Global Trade Watch director
Lori Wallach on this proposal to give corporations power to
overthrow government decisions. US House members must hear
from citizens to vote NO on the TPP!
Come join in the discussion, and pick up copies of the US National Climate Assessment,
as well as CDs of Alternative Radio’s current program, Australian sustainability
professor Tim Flannery on “Solutions to the Climate Crisis.”
The NC Sustainable Energy Association is offering a webinar
Monday, January 25th at 2:30 PM EST, offering
"an exclusive first look at the Clean Energy Industry Census.
Robin Aldina, NCSEA’s Manager of Market Research,
will present the methodology & results of their 8th annual report
and discuss what this means about the direction of our clean energy economy.”
and click on *Register.*