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Visual Activists @ Copenhagen

Posted by deborahmclaren on December 11, 2009

There’s some amazing stuff taking place in Copenhagen at the climate talks this week. The aviation industry and tourism industry are being taken on by civil society, particularly from developing countries. Here are some of the visual activists at work this week.

Consequences by Noor

Visualize a ton of C02

See deforestation by climate change

Maldives Activist Stages Underwater Protest @ Climate Talks

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Climate Change – Global Warning?

Posted by deborahmclaren on December 8, 2009

I’m pasting in this information from Ron Mader. He’s calling for direct action.

…from world leaders on climate change was published today by 56 newspapers around the world in 20 languages. (Thank, C!)

Great, right? Sorta. What would have been cooler (sorry, bad pun) would be if the project had been developed with openness and transparency. The Guardian has a blog which accepts comments, but that’s a nice touch after the fact. For this to be a bigger wow – in terms of making use of current technologies and putting into practice collaborative work, it would be good to see process. Use Web 2.0: Make it a wiki. If you want to limit the writers, that’s fine, but make the process open.

Calling for direct action, here’s your turn! We are seeking climate art, reports, posters in World Climate, a group on Flickr.

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What is The Story of Cap & Trade?

Posted by deborahmclaren on December 1, 2009

I dedicate my blog today to the Story of Cap & Trade … the tourism industry is a great contributor to climate problems. This little film gives us some climate solutions.

What is The Story of Cap & Trade?

The Story of Cap & Trade is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution being discussed at Copenhagen and on Capitol Hill. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about cap and trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the film is for you.

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