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Sep 21, 2014

Canada: David Suzuki Headlines DeSmog Canada's Kickstarter Campaign

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From: "DeSmogBlog" <brendan@desmogblog.com>
Date: Sep 18, 2014 12:02 PM
Subject: David Suzuki Headlines DeSmog Canada's Kickstarter Campaign
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DeSmog Canada is excited to announce the launch of our new crowdfunding campaign: "Let's Clean Up Canada's Climate and Energy Debate." 
Climate and energy debates have never been more important to setting the course for Canada's future. Yet conversations about Canada's energy have never been more polarized, divisive and polluted with misinformation. CLICK TO READ MORE
Recently, a District Attorney in Massachusetts made history as he recognized the "necessity defense" of climate-related civil disobedience, and reduced the charges for two activists charged in their Lobster Boat Blockade.
"The truth is that taking these sorts of actions is necessary in light of the drastic news that continues to be described by the science. This decision by the District Attorney is an admission that the political and economic system isn't taking the climate crisis seriously, and that it falls to ordinary citizens, especially people of faith, to stand up and take action to avert catastrophe," said O'Hara. CLICK TO READ MORE
In Texas and North Dakota, where an oil rush triggered by the development of new fracking methods has taken many towns by storm, drillers have run into a major problem.
While their shale wells extract valuable oil, natural gas also rises from the wells alongside that oil. That gas could be sold for use but it is harder to transport from the well to customers than oil. The only practical way to ship gas is by pipeline, and new pipelines are expensive, often costing more to construct than the gas itself can be sold for. So, instead of losing money on pipeline construction, many shale oil drillers have decided to simply burn the gas from their wells off, a process known in the industry as "flaring." CLICK TO READ MORE
Eight years ago, climate communications expert George Marshall picked up a copy of The Independent from his doorstep on a Saturday morning. Looking at the front cover of that magazine, he said, got him thinking about the "peculiarities" of climate change.
"There's something peculiar in this and I had a long conversation with my wife about it: how there's this disconnect between the concern expressed on the first three pages and the hedonism expressed in the travel supplement." CLICK TO READ MORE

Still own some Exxon Mobil stock and been dithering about divestment?
You're leaving money on the table, and exposing your portfolio to severe risks that the company itself is underestimating. That's according to a new report published by the Carbon Tracker Initiative, which finds that the stock's recently sub-par performance can partially be explained by the company's increasing dependence on tar sands. CLICK TO READ MORE


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