Ireland Passes Fracking Ban – but will import fracked gas from the US

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Trump About to Withdraw from Paris Agreement While Ireland Passes Fracking Ban

It is a historic day on which one nation passes a ban on onshore fracking, while another nation intends to walk away from the Paris climate agreement.

https://www.foodandwatereurope.org/blogs/trump-about-to-withdraw-from-paris-agreement-while-ireland-passes-fracking-ban/#more-41186

Paris agreement withdrawal makes U.S. a rogue nation

In her statement, Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe, roundly condemns Trumps withdrawal from the global climate agreement:

The Paris accord falls far short of the bold, decisive action needed to avert the most serious impacts of impending climate chaos – but it is certainly better than nothing. By choosing to walk away from the table, the United States effectively becomes a rogue nation when it comes to matters of climate change, human rights and global leadership in general. Mr. Trump’s foolish, belligerent decision to abdicate responsibility at the federal level now makes real action on climate at the state and local levels even more critical. For the sake of our planet and future generations, it is imperative that elected leaders at every rung of government – from the smallest town halls to the halls of Congress – do everything in their power to resist fossil fuels and help enable a clean energy revolution.” Continue reading

Fracking is twice as bad for climate as coal – will the Climage Change Committee ban it?

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Fracking is twice as bad for climate as coal – will the Climate Change Committee ban it?
Dr Robin Russell-Jones

9th June 2016

The UK government is all for fracking, writes Dr Robin Russell-Jones, but on climate grounds alone it should be banned. Evidence from the US shows that shale gas is twice as dirty as coal from a climate viewpoint due to ‘fugitive emissions’ of methane. That makes fracking incompatible with the UK’s climate change commitments and the Paris Agreement – as the CCC may soon rule.
We have been unofficially informed that the CCC has accepted our data on fugitive emissions of methane – and that shale gas is twice as bad as coal from a climate change perspective. In other words fracking is likely to be banned.

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Poem – The beauty of land and water, Tamboran and Northern Ireland, by an Australian campaigner

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MUST READ!
climate change Volume 4, Issue 2, January 18, 2016
THANKS TO DAVID from Australia, a poem on Tamboran and Northern Ireland.

‘Tamboran is an Australian miner with ambitions to frack Ireland’
‘(…)Tamboran has threatened a law suit
against the Northern Ireland government
of two billion pounds, for lost future profits(…)’
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Farming and Climate Change – farm machinery locator

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https://www.farmmachinerylocator.co.uk/impact-of-our-consumption/

When we think about global warming many of us immediately think about cars and industry ruining the planet, but does this tell the whole story? While transportation, including travel by road, sea and air, contributes over 13% of our annual CO2 emissions there is another factor, which we may not initially consider, but which has a bigger impact.

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truck locaterhttps://www.trucklocator.co.uk/global-impact-of-transportation/

We all take transportation for granted whether it’s driving our car to work; flying to a favourite holiday destination; or waiting for that new television to be delivered from the other side of the world by cargo ship.

While transportation offers us many benefits, these come at a price. Truck Locator has compiled just a few of the statistics which show the substantial impact transportation has on a global scale.
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Climate campaigners win court case against Dutch government

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http://www.rtcc.org/2015/06/24/climate-campaigners-win-court-case-against-dutch-government/

Judges rule the Netherlands should deepen emissions cuts to at least 25% by 2020, in landmark legal decision
…The low-lying country, which is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise, should slash emissions 25% from 1990 levels by 2020 under the ruling. The state was aiming for 17% and campaigners argued it should be up to 40%, in line with science. Europe-wide, the target is a 20% reduction.

The verdict read: “The State must do more to avert the imminent danger caused by climate change, also in view of its duty of care to protect and improve the living environment. The State is responsible for effectively controlling the Dutch emission levels. …”
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Global Frack Down – 2015 – sign the letter and take part!

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Greetings,

We are writing to share some exciting news with you all about this year’s Global Frackdown. For the last three years, the Global Frackdown has served an important role in connecting our collective movement and elevating the call to ban fracking and related infrastructure and processes and the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground while moving towards a 100% renewable energy future.

Will you sign your organization on to the 2015 Global Frackdown? http://www.globalfrackdown.org/organizational-sign-on-letter/
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Pope Francis poised to weigh in on climate change with major document

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Pope Francis poised to weigh in on climate change with major document
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/pope-francis-poised-to-weigh-in-on-climate-change-with-major-document/2015/04/27/d5c268b2-df81-11e4-a500-1c5bb1d8ff6a_story.html?hpid=z5

April 27 at 8:19 AM
The largely secular climate movement is about to get what some predict will be a historic boost from an intriguing source: Pope Francis.

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