The Voice of Climate Change and Oil Addiction

Written by Sarah

Topics: Climate

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Anyone who still thinks that global warming is a theory hasn’t heard the voices from the Arctic, Iraq, New Orleans, Nigeria and the small island nations Micronesia and Tuvalu.
But you can. This fall, Voices from the Frontline of Oil and Global Warming will be touring the United States sharing personal stories of how the one-two punch of oil addiction and global warming is affecting communities across the globe and providing solutions and hope for the future.

If you are in New York City this Tuesday, please join us for the kickoff of the tour. And even if you’re not in NY, you can signup to host a speaker in your community. Speakers will include UN Ambassador Enele Sosene Sopoaga of Tuvalu, which is drowning because of rising sea levels, and Faith Gemmill of the Arctic, which is melting because of rising temperatures.

Here are the details for NYC. If you’re nearby, please join us.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2006, 7:00PM
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY
$5 donation/no one turned away for lack of funds

Sponsored by Global Exchange, Rainforest Action Network, Oil Change International, Arctic Indigenous Alliance, and Society of Pohnpei.

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Enele Sosene Sopoaga, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations.

Ben Namakin is an environmental educator who grew up on the Pacific Islands of KiribatiMicronesia and where he witnessed first hand how increased erosion and rising sea levels from global warming threaten the survival of islands.

Faith Gemmill is a Pit River/ Wintu and Neets’aii Gwich’in Athabascan from Arctic Village, Alaska. As the outreach coordinator for REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands), Gemmill works to stop the damage that the fossil fuel industry is doing to Alaska native sovereignty, human and ecological health and climate change.

Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi writer, architect, and human rights activist. When Jarrar was the Country Director of CIVIC Worldwide, the only door-to-door casualty survey after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, he saw firsthand the human cost of U.S. oil addiction.

Omoyele Sowore has spent the last 15 years working to promote human rights and democracy in Nigeria, and to stop the militarization and violence that multinational oil companies have brought to his country.

2 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. sushil_yadav says:

    The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

    The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

    Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

    Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
    Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
    Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
    Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.

    Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

    If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

    Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.

    When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

    There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

    People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

    Emotion ends.

    Man becomes machine.

    A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

    A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

    A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.

    FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

    SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

    A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

    A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.

    To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

    PlanetSave

    EarthNewsWire

    sushil_yadav

  2. I have been trying to help the government with environmental issue`s since 1984. I sent a design for a totally non-polluting repellatory motor that could be hooked to a generator in an electric vehicle. I sent this idea to the National Energy Research Dept. in Washington DC. The motor is based on the natural propertie`s of magnetic`s. Recently the Navy has stater motor for Jet engine`s that need`s no bearing`s because it free float`s in it`s chamber due to the property of repellation. It spin`s due to the same property. I have recently contacted a dozen research institute`s countrywide, It seem`s they are stuck on the concept of internal combustion, I have not received any reply`s. I believe that magnetic`s is the clean technology of the future.

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