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Overshoot and Tech Dreams by Chuck Baclagon
May 31, 2009, 3:04 pm
Filed under: Deep Green, Stop climate change | Tags: , , ,

Global warming is a symptom of human overshoot: the consumption and waste that exceeds the biophysical capacity of the Earth. If we attempt to reduce the fever, but ignore the disease, we will, at best, extend the suffering.

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Some thoughts on lobbying… by Chuck Baclagon

Yesterday I went to Congress with other volunteers to help our campaigners lobby at Congress.

The plan was simple we would go from door to door to every signle lawmaker’s office, and give them the information pack that has all the materials that we’ve produced to substantiate our argument against nukes, along with the names of those who signed our weeklong online petition.

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The campaign that launched 1000 geeks by Chuck Baclagon

Cool IT Challenge - the Greenpeace campaign that lets you place your bets and your pressure on CEOs to show some climate leadership.

If saving our climate was a game of poker and all the various stakeholders – our heads of state, the energy industry, environmentalists, etc – were players, there would be one player at the table who hasn’t yet shown their cards. The hold-out in this particular game is the Information Technology (IT) Industry, a player who is sitting on a lot of chips in a high stakes game, despite holding a winning hand.

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Exxon funding for junk science revealed by Chuck Baclagon
May 27, 2009, 3:48 am
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: , , ,

From Making Waves

Kert Davies, over at the ever-vigilant Exxon Secrets site, writes:

Finally. After years of denying its role in the campaign of climate denial, Exxon has revealed a dirty secret, that it has and likely still is DIRECTLY funding junk scientists.

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A day after the ride… by Chuck Baclagon
The ride may be over but not the struggle for a nuclear-free Philippines

The ride may be over but not the struggle for a nuclear-free Philippines

“Was it worth it?”

A day after the activity at Congress’ gate, I find myself asking this question.

After two days of traveling, was it worth it?

I find it weird that somehow after stepping out of my routine for the weekend I somehow find myself asking whether what we did made a difference.

Well, I suppose it did.

Because for a week and for the weekend we were able to step out and actually do something, and in some ways it was doing something that most of us are already fond of doing. We pedaled with cyclists who for the who rode bicycles most part of their lives. We had people sign petitions. Some of them decided to forward our appeal to their friends, while some eagerly put the petition on their profile status in Facebook, while some wrote blogs or followed Tweets.

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Greenpeace “Energy Revolution Bike Ride” concludes with a call to Congress to reject Nuclear energy by Chuck Baclagon

The bike ride that began in the far flung town of Morong, Bataan concludes with thousands of concerned Filipinos sending a clear message to the House of Representatives to reject any proposal for nuclear power in the country and instead enable massive uptake of renewable energy.



A Hope from Beijing to Stop Indonesia Forest Destruction by Chuck Baclagon
May 25, 2009, 6:59 am
Filed under: Protect ancient forests | Tags: , , , ,

Bustar Maitar, Forest Campaigner for Indonesia

Bustar Maitar, Forest Campaigner for Indonesia

China, the country that just held the most spectacular Olympic Games in History, and country with large new economy power. With almost two billion people, China is the most important market for Indonesia. Couple years ago we heard that China was a large receiver of woods that came from illegal logging activities in Papua Forests.

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