Author Topic: Extinction Rebellion  (Read 44478 times)

Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #930 on: October 23, 2019, 04:04:39 PM »

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #931 on: October 23, 2019, 07:10:19 PM »
Another "legal fund donations plz" email, but I find the "for arrested rebels" bit more noteworthy for how XR functions

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AN IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL XR REBELS FACING LEGAL ACTION:

    Dear rebels, please be aware that the existence of this XR legal fundraiser does not mean that all your legal fees will be paid. Please don’t take any action, in the courts or on the streets, without first being clear about this. To explain, the current combined solicitors’ fees faced by those arrested and charged already in 2019 are estimated at over £750,000, so any funds you might receive will likely only cover a proportion of your total legal bill. These funds are also not to be used to pay court-issued fines or court costs, only solicitors’ fees, and can be applied for once your legal proceedings have concluded. Details of how to make an application for a share of the fund will be released shortly after the October Rebellion. Stay strong! XR Legal Support
 

Where the fuck is George Monbiot?

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #932 on: October 23, 2019, 10:45:34 PM »
On a slow train to the gulag

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #933 on: October 31, 2019, 04:56:58 PM »
Happy birthday XR!

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One year ago today, more than 1,000 of us came together on Parliament Square to make a Declaration of Rebellion against the UK Government for its inaction on the climate and ecological emergency.

Greta Thunberg - then a scarcely-known 15-year-old who was breaking Swedish law by refusing to go to school due to inaction on the climate - was in attendance alongside Caroline Lucas MP, journalist and writer George Monbiot, Green MEP Molly Scott Cato and a select few notables.

The road in front of Parliament was blocked - and Extinction Rebellion was born.

Much has changed in the last year: for Extinction Rebellion, for Greta and Fridays For Future, and for the world. Much has not changed, though. And the consequences of inaction are becoming more dangerous every day. In the words of our Declaration of Rebellion:
“Humanity finds itself embroiled in an event unprecedented in its history. One which, unless immediately addressed, will catapult us further into the destruction of all we hold dear: this nation, its peoples, our ecosystems and the future of generations to come.

“The science is clear:- we are in the sixth mass extinction event and we will face catastrophe if we do not act swiftly and robustly. Biodiversity is being annihilated around the world. Our seas are poisoned, acidic and rising. Flooding and desertification will render vast tracts of land uninhabitable and lead to mass migration.”

Yesterday, the UN’s annual climate summit COP25 was ‘cancelled’ due to civil disobedience in Chile. The world can’t afford to wait for politicians to get their act together, the planetary emergency is here and it is happening now.

Time for #ELECTIONREBELLION.

In April, they said we shouldn’t block the roads to highlight the emergency because of Brexit - it didn’t happen. In October, they said we shouldn’t cause disruption because of Brexit - it didn’t happen.

But now, it’s a general election. Two thirds of Britons say climate change will affect their vote - these numbers indicate increasing public concern, even as politicians and government have failed to communicate the severity and vulnerability of our society.

This general election, Extinction Rebellion and those that care about the Climate and Ecological Emergency - be they bus drivers, doctors, electricians, farmers, breastfeeding mums, scientists, vicars, rabbis or teachers - will do everything they can to ensure that the real emergency is the defining issue of this general election.

We are planning a targeted campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience throughout the election period.

We are the last generation with a real opportunity to act to mitigate the effects of the Climate and Ecological Emergency. The policies of those forming our government over the next 5 years are critical to our chances of success.

As winter begins, rebels across the UK will engage in creative, funny, powerful and imaginative acts of rebellion to highlight the ultimate crisis of our time and catapult the Climate and Ecological Emergency to the top of the political agenda.

ELECTION REBELLION

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #934 on: November 02, 2019, 06:38:10 AM »
Letters are being sent to 30,000 households across the UK inviting people to join a citizens' assembly on climate change.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50264797

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #935 on: November 02, 2019, 10:37:53 AM »
Fracking suspended in the UK!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50267454

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The government has called a halt to shale gas extraction - or fracking - in England amid fears about earthquakes.

The indefinite suspension comes after a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said it was not possible to predict the probability or size of tremors caused by the practice.

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said it may be temporary - imposed "until and unless" extraction is proved safe.


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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #936 on: November 02, 2019, 10:44:47 AM »
Fracking suspended in the UK!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50267454

Leadsom said it may be temporary - imposed "until this buys off enough eco-voters to win us the election".

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #937 on: November 02, 2019, 10:58:29 AM »
Yes, a lot of places are describing it as a ban but it's a moratorium.

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STRICTLY EMBARGOED: NOT FOR REPORTING OR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01 SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2019



GOVERNMENT ENDS SUPPORT FOR FRACKING IN THE UK



Government ends support for fracking in the UK on the basis of new scientific analysis, published today

Oil and Gas Authority report published today concludes that it is not possible with current technology to accurately predict the probability of tremors associated with fracking

Separate proposals to change the planning process for fracking sites will no longer be taken forward at this time



Fracking will not be allowed to proceed in the UK, the Government has announced today, following the publication of new scientific analysis.



Ministers took the decision on the basis of a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), which found that it is not currently possible to accurately predict the probability or magnitude of earthquakes linked to fracking operations.



Fracking already takes place across the world including in the US, Canada and Argentina. However, exploratory work to determine whether shale could be a new domestic energy source in the UK, delivering benefits for our economy and energy security, has now been paused - unless and until further evidence is provided that it can be carried out safely here.



Ministers have always been clear that the exploration of the UK’s shale gas reserves could only proceed if the science shows that it is safe, sustainable and of minimal disturbance to those living and working nearby. For that reason, Government introduced tight planning controls through the Infrastructure Act 2015 and set strict limits on seismicity, in consultation with industry.



On the basis of the disturbance caused to residents living near Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire and this latest scientific analysis, the Government has announced a moratorium on fracking until compelling new evidence is provided.



The Government also confirmed today that it will not be taking forward proposed planning reforms for shale gas developments at this time. These proposals were consulted on in 2018 but will not be implemented now.



Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom said:



“Whilst acknowledging the huge potential of UK shale gas to provide a bridge to a zero carbon future, I’ve also always been clear that shale gas exploration in the UK must be carried out safely. In the UK, we have been led by the best available scientific evidence, and closely regulated by the Oil and Gas Authority, one of the best regulators in the world.



“After reviewing the OGA’s report into recent seismic activity at Preston New Road, it is clear that we cannot rule out future unacceptable impacts on the local community.



“For this reason, I have concluded that we should put a moratorium on fracking in England with immediate effect.”



Other sources of natural gas will continue to contribute to the UK’s diverse energy mix. The Committee on Climate Change has previously said that there will still be a requirement for natural gas in a 2050 net zero economy.



Maintaining diverse gas supplies, for use during the transition as the UK renewable sector grows – or for the production of hydrogen – remains a priority for this Government.



Business, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said:



“The Committee on Climate Change’s advice is clear that natural gas will continue to have a key role to play as we eliminate our contribution to climate change by 2050, including for the production of hydrogen. However, following our action today, that gas will need to come from sources other than domestic fracking.



“Today’s decision will not in any way impact our energy supply. The UK benefits from one of the most active gas markets in the world, with security ensured through diverse sources - including domestic offshore production, pipelines from Europe and liquid natural gas terminals.”



The Traffic Light System was introduced in 2012 as an evidence-based method of regulating seismicity caused by shale gas exploration. It has operated at Preston New Road, allowing the OGA to swiftly put a halt to activity when required – including after several significant events this summer.



Oil and Gas Authority Director of Regulation Tom Wheeler said:



“Since the OGA suspended hydraulic fracturing at Preston New Road we have been considering whether the operator’s plans are still appropriate to manage the risk of induced seismicity. The OGA’s considerations have been informed both by the seismic events and by independent scientific analysis of data from the first Preston New Road well.



“Based on these, the OGA believes that further detailed geomechanical analysis would be needed before we could evaluate with confidence whether hydraulic fracturing could resume in the Fylde, or elsewhere, consistent with the Government’s policy aims.”



Notes to editors



Operations at Preston New Road, Lancashire, have been suspended since a magnitude 2.9 event was recorded on 26th August 2019.

On the basis of the current scientific evidence, Government is confirming today that it will take a presumption against issuing any further Hydraulic Fracturing Consents. This position will be maintained unless compelling new evidence is provided. While future applications for Hydraulic Fracturing Consent will be considered on their own merits by the Secretary of State, in accordance with the law, the shale gas industry should take the Government’s position into account when considering new developments.

The OGA has advised the Government that until further studies can provide clarity, they will not be able to say with confidence that further hydraulic fracturing would meet the government’s policy aims of ensuring it is safe, sustainable and of minimal disturbance to those living and working nearby.

The Infrastructure Act 2015 included the requirement for operators to obtain Hydraulic Fracturing Consent which ensures that all the necessary environmental and health and safety permits have been obtained before activities can commence. The Consent process also includes the requirement for an independent financial analysis of the operator to be carried out to ensure they can meet their licence obligations, including decommissioning.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #938 on: November 02, 2019, 03:06:19 PM »
I wonder if this would've happened if Extinction Rebellion had limited themselves to polite letters to their MPs.  Makes one think what else might be achieved with a little determination.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #939 on: November 02, 2019, 03:19:47 PM »
I think it might have more to do with actual earthquakes and an upcoming election. Won't have hurt though.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #940 on: November 03, 2019, 06:37:27 AM »
It’s paused, not banned. If the Tories win the next election, it’ll be back on the second the result is announced.

XR will take credit for it, and you can’t blame them.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #941 on: November 03, 2019, 07:17:21 AM »
Why can't you blame them?

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #942 on: November 03, 2019, 12:54:40 PM »
Optics

:)

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #943 on: November 03, 2019, 03:38:06 PM »
You already look bad Paul.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #944 on: November 03, 2019, 08:00:13 PM »
I don’t think you understood what I said, but don’t let that stop you.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #945 on: November 03, 2019, 08:10:00 PM »
Clearly, what did you mean?

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« Reply #946 on: November 03, 2019, 08:12:50 PM »
That they’d use it as an opportunity for publicity, taking more credit than is strictly due to them. But that’s fine; that’s how it works. It’s how you get shit done in politics.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #947 on: November 03, 2019, 08:17:37 PM »
maybe they'd say that there's still a shitload of work to be done. they do seem to believe quite a lot in anti-politics (rightly or not).

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« Reply #948 on: November 03, 2019, 08:24:33 PM »
That they’d use it as an opportunity for publicity, taking more credit than is strictly due to them. But that’s fine; that’s how it works. It’s how you get shit done in politics.

I'm not at all convinced they care tuppence about credit.  I'm pretty sure they just care about saving the planet.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #949 on: November 04, 2019, 07:40:45 AM »
Perhaps so, but they are engaging in politics whether or not they explicitly admit it.

I'm not at all convinced they care tuppence about credit.  I'm pretty sure they just care about saving the planet.

Optics though.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #950 on: November 04, 2019, 07:48:54 AM »
Honestly, you keep repeating this, yes, I understand it's a joke thing that people keep saying here.  A cheeky little meme if you will.  But you said before I didn't understand what you'd meant by posting that single word and I still don't.  Please explain again if you want.

Genuinely, XR have stated that they aren't doing this to be "liked", they're doing it because someone has to.  That's it, in total, optics are irrelevant.  Unless you mean the horrific pictures of what the human disregard for its home planet is already doing of course.  Those optics are inescapable, anyone who's not horrified by them should ask themselves why.

Just because it's not touching you and yours yet doesn't mean it won't.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #951 on: November 04, 2019, 11:53:45 AM »
I forgot what a total waste of time this was.

As you were.

Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #952 on: November 04, 2019, 07:30:09 PM »
I made this video for XR Ipswich... its both serious... and perhaps grimly amusing with my sound effect!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuZKQh53pwY

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #953 on: November 04, 2019, 08:22:43 PM »
Now that winter is upon us, has this all gone away. Other things to worry about. Chrimbo shopping. Long weekend break to sunny climes?

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #954 on: November 05, 2019, 10:40:25 AM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-50265869/south-african-drought-town-s-warning-to-the-world

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There were meetings after meetings and all the meetings were fruitless

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I was very sceptical about it, almost saying; it'll never happen to us.  But it's happened, it's really happened.  And what we're seeing here now is part of climate change.  And people are just going to have to, even in countries where they get lots of water, they've got to start realising that the situation is changing drastically.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #955 on: November 05, 2019, 04:35:27 PM »
Ben Garrison hits it out the park, and past any form of satire:

https://grrrgraphics.com/mother-nature
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You can’t make this up! As the Trump Administration begins the official withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, our favorite green scold, Greta, has problems of her own.

Chile’s government has canceled the United Nations’ climate change summit because of unrest in the country and moved the summit to Madrid, Spain.

Greta’s problem is those “green” trains that run across the oceans haven’t been built yet! What’s a 16 year old Soros backed climate activist to do?  Carbon spewing jets are out and so are the passenger ships. Maybe she needs someone to loan her a paddle and a canoe?

Thank you Greta for showing the world how unfeasible and ridiculous your climate change agenda is!

Mankind has always advanced human society with science making everyone’s lives better. The cult of self-loathing, human hating Greenies want us all going backwards, living in straw huts, eating grass, and walking everywhere.

I have to give Greta props for talking the talk and walking the walk, unlike Climate Hoax hero Al Gore or Barrack Obama, both living very well and very carbony in large waterfront estates and flying private jets.

You won’t see Al Gore chewing on a dry spongy “Impossible Burger” no way!

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #956 on: November 05, 2019, 04:36:06 PM »
That's really disturbing.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #957 on: November 05, 2019, 04:42:42 PM »
Just annoys me that this cunt is stealing air really. Air that could be used for someone less of a pointless entity.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #958 on: November 05, 2019, 04:47:19 PM »
Ben Garrison hits it out the park, and past any form of satire:

https://grrrgraphics.com/mother-nature

Graphic depiction of child abuse. Garrison on the register.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion
« Reply #959 on: November 05, 2019, 08:40:14 PM »
Soros, eh? I see.

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