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Leave the Carbon in the Ground: An Open Letter from Bill McKibben and Nnimmo Bassey and Pablo Solón to Governments and Their Negotiators | Common Dreams

2012 saw the shocking melt of the Arctic, leading our greatest climatologist to declare a ‘planetary emergency,’ and it saw weather patterns wreck harvests around the world, raising food prices by 40% and causing family emergencies in poor households throughout the world. That’s what happens with 0.8ºC of global warming. If we are going to stop this situation from getting ...

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Greenpeace activists target Shell petrol stations | guardian.co.uk

Environmental campaigners have targeted Shell petrol stations over the company’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. Greenpeace activists are hoping to shut off petrol to at least 14 petrol stations in Edinburgh. The group’s protest will also see about 100 petrol stations in London targeted. via Greenpeace activists target Shell petrol stations | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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BP halts offshore Alaska project | guardian.co.uk

BP has abandoned its controversial £1bn plan to drill for 100m barrels of oil off the coast of Alaska. The British oil company, which is still smarting from the Gulf of Mexico disaster two years ago, said it was pulling out of the Liberty field project because it would be too expensive to drill safely. via BP halts offshore Alaska ...

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The Gas Wars | Robert Reich

Nothing drives voter sentiment like the price of gas – now averaging $3.56 a gallon, up 30 cents from the start of the year. It’s already hit $4 in some places. The last time gas topped $4 was 2008. And nothing energizes Republicans like rising energy prices. Last week House Speaker John Boehner told Republicans to take advantage of voters’ ...

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