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Coal is not "clean".

And it will never be clean, despite what "clean coal" advocates in Congress and their mantra of deregulation tells us.

Extreme Storms in the Gulf Coast.

Floods caused by Climate Change in the Gulf Coast are reminiscent of the damage caused by minor hurricanes.

Climate Change Increasing Forest Fire Risks.

Researches from both the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Ecological Society of America have both predicted an increase in forest fires by the year 2100.

Renewable Energy is the Future of our Nation.

Yet Republicans in Congress, and members of the Republican Party love oil.

Oil Spill from Canadian Pipeline

Over 3000 barrels of oil leaked into the Red Dear River, harming recreation spots and protected areas along the river. This spill is foreshadowing of environmental disaster that will happen if we allow the Keystone XL Pipeline to be built.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Jill Stein has achieved matching funds!

While GNN Might have an Anarchist-Bias, we still believe in reform. So it was exciting news when Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein qualified for Federal matching funds. Jill Stein issued a statement along with a video.

"We are the party of no more bailouts. We are the party of a Green New Deal to create 25 million jobs that jumpstart the Green economy and make wars for oil obsolete and saves the climate. We are the party of health care the right of every American through .  We are the party of taking action to save the climate of this planet.  We are the party that save the taxpayers from the burden of the bloated, unaffordable Pentagon budget and end the use of drone aircraft for assassinations. We are the party that will solve the student debt problem and fully fund the education of our children.  We are the party that stands for sane, scientific drug policies and rebuilding our communities that have been devastated by crime and foreclosures.

Every vote for the Green Party ticket is a vote for a new direction for America. It is a vote for a Green New Deal in which solving the problems of people will be a higher priority than propping up Wall Street banks and rewarding hedge fund operators."
A liberal third party is exactly what we need in order to have a successful Social Revolution, because America's conservatives are far too numerous for us to survive without a form of government. The Green Party should be that party, since they're the best leftist party we have in the US, getting the most votes and the most press. That's why people on the left should work towards ballot drives for them, even if they're not your preferred ideology, because doing so would give us a better field of leftist candidates to vote for.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Abolish Employment.

"Liberals say we should end employment discrimination. I say we should end employment. Conservatives support right-to-work laws. Following Karl Marx's wayward son-in-law Paul Lafargue I support the right to be lazy. Leftists favor full employment. Like the surrealists—except that I'm not kidding—I favor full unemployment." - Bob Black, The Abolition of Work
Employment is the main reason we have such an non-environmentally friendly world. However, abolishing employment along wouldn't be enough. We would also need to abolish currency, and go back to a form of economy some call primitive, a Gift Economy. A Gift Economy is similar to a market, but people don't exchange what they have for what someone else has, the exchange happens informally and without a pricing system, so people who contribute would likely all receive equally.

The reason such a cultural change would be better for the environment is, without an employer telling them to do a job that does pollute, and without the coercion of money making them seek said employment, most people would likely never try to go out at sea and drill for oil. Why bother risking your life without profit as a motivator when Solar, Wind and other forms of green energy can provide for your electricity needs.

People always seem to ask, how would we have any form of invention without profit? The answer is that innovation doesn't come from economic factors anyways, it comes from having a sense of autonomy, purpose and mastery of a subject. So we would still have all of the benefits of the scientific world, and they would likely be even easier to achieve without the need for capital.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Rio+20 Closing Statement from WWF Director General

Upon the closing of negotiations, WWF Director General Jim Leape issued this statement on the Rio+20 summit:
"This was a conference about life: about future generations; about the forests, oceans, rivers and lakes that we all depend on for our food, water and energy. It was a conference to address the pressing challenge of building a future that can sustain us. 
Unfortunately, the world leaders who gathered here lost sight of that urgent purpose.
With too few countries prepared to press for action, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff chose to drive a process with no serious content — to the planet’s detriment.
The result is a squandered opportunity - an agreement that does not set the world on a path toward sustainable development."
The major reason this summit failed was that, unlike previous Earth Summits, where corporate interests were held at bay or even ostracized at, were attending as 'partners' during the Business Action for Sustainable Development event at the summit.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sustainable Development is the Cure for Climate Change

In order to help stop climate change we need to focus on sustainable development, as it is one of the only things that can help reduce our impact on the environment in any meaningful way.

As the Rio+20 Summit comes closer and closer, it becomes more and more important to focus on the end goal of this summit. It's not just sustainable development, it's also to help control climate change and protect the environment, although that's not on the official schedule.

The main focus of the worlds current goals for sustainability should be renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. I have a personal goals for sustainable agriculture, and that is to have a permaculture style farm within the next 10 years. I chose permaculture since it not only helps with conserving resources, but it's completely sustainable and capable of surviving alongside natural wildlife.

Another of my goals is not to be self-sufficient, since many things would be impossible to do alone, but rather to have a community of people around me that is community-sufficient. A community that produces what it needs to survive and helps it's members, since a person can't do everything alone.

These goals will be the focus of the eBook we have coming out in the next few weeks, so look out for it!