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Olie- en gasindustrie investeert 5000 miljard in voorraden die in de grond moeten blijven

Big oil is set to spend $5 trillion on fossil fuels we can’t afford to burn

Global Witness, 23 april 2019

The oil and gas industry is busy telling the world that we will need their fossil fuels for years to come, and that continuing to use oil and gas won’t wreck our chances of curbing climate change. So we took a look at the numbers – working with the latest climate science and industry forecasts – to see how much we could afford to burn while avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

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12 februari 2019

Green New Deal is democratische noodzaak, geen 'socialisme'

War II-scale action on climate. Here’s what that looks like.

Door Joe Romm, Think Progress / Climate Progress, 12 februari 2019

The Green New Deal resolution [volledige tekst: PDF] introduced last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) states that fighting climate change requires “a new national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II.”

The world’s leading climate scientists agree. In 2015, for instance, they called for a sweeping mobilization — “a radical transition (deep decarbonization now and going forward),” as they described it — to avoid catastrophic impacts of climate change. And last October, the world’s nations unanimously agreed with our top scientists that preserving a livable climate requires “system changes” across the economy that “are unprecedented in terms of scale.”

11 februari 2019

De klimaatcrisis als (ont)sluitstuk van patriarchaal-culturele trauma's

Illustraties: Perrin Ireland
Climate Trauma: Toward a New Taxonomy of Trauma
Zhiwa Woodbury, Ecopsychology,, 31 januari 2019
[...] After years of viewing the crisis through the lens of cultural trauma, it finally dawned on me that we are making a grave mistake by relegating trauma theory to the “symptom box” in our analysis of the climate crisis, rather than seeing the crisis itself as a new form of trauma. In other words, the climate crisis does not just induce trauma under certain circumstances—it is a new  form of trauma that pervades the circumstances of our life.

[...] Of more pressing relevance than latency in considering the implications of Climate Trauma is the idea of dissociation in the face of emotional overwhelm. “Dissociation is the human capacity to mentally escape an insufferable reality” (White[1], 2015, p. 194). Could this natural human capacity be both the understandable response to Climate Trauma—the most insufferable reality we could possibly impose on our world or our children—as well as a potentially salutary explanation for the lack of any cogent moral or spiritual responsiveness?