Abrupt climate change is sudden climate change that is detectable over a human lifetime. Naomi Klein explains that we can embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option.
Naomi exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of many mainstream green initiatives. Also she shows why the market cannot fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods.
Naomi Klein is a Canadian author, journalist, syndicated columnist and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization. Naomi is interviewed by Francesca Rheannon.
Source: writer's voice: Climate Changes Everything
Greenpeace co-founder Rod Marining shares his story with David Michael Swanson
Rod Marining is one of the many co-founders of Greenpeace. In this interview, Rod talks about his early activist years before Greenpeace, establishing the now world-renowned organization, fighting nuclear testing and arctic oil drilling and the dangers he faced as a radical activist.
|Russian policemen detain a Greenpeace activist during protests outside the offices of Rosneft and Statoil in Moscow|
Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over forty countries and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Greenpeace focuses its campaigning on world wide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. Greenpeace uses direct action, lobbying, and research to achieve its goals.
Source: rabble.ca: The activist: Greenpeace co-founder Rod Marining shares his story
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