‘Get Serious’ About Green Tech

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:   Friday, April 22, 2011

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

On Earth Day, the Green Party urges the US to get serious about global warming, clean energy, and transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free economy

Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on ecological sustainability, global warming, and population

WASHINGTON, DC — On Earth Day 2011, Green Party leaders called on the White House and Congress to provide strong leadership on fighting global climate change and converting the US to safe and clean energy.

“It’s time to replace the ideology of unlimited growth with a set of principles based on sustainable use of land and resources.  We need to keep alive the ecosystems that support life on our planet.  We need to make access to fresh water a human right instead of a privatized commodity.  We need energy policies that address our dangerously high rates of consumption and the threat of a climate catastrophe before the end of the 21st century.  And we need democratic reforms that limit the power of major corporations, which have too often fought measures to protect the earth’s delicate ecological balance and provide for human needs,” said David McCorquodale, treasurer of the Green Party of Delaware.  (See Mr. McCorquodale’s guest column “Renewables, not nuclear power, are the way forward,” Delaware Online, April 11, 2011)

Green Party Agenda on Energy

• Creation of millions of new jobs in conservation, safe and clean energy cultivation, and retrofitting buildings: President Obama has not followed through on his promise of new jobs in these fields.

• Incentives, legislation, and reforms to provide renewable energy technologies (solar, wind, geo-thermal, marine, and other clean renewable sources) and encourage their use, combined with enactment of a progressive carbon tax and rebate in the form of a graduated refundable tax credit, with the goal of a carbon-free economy.

• Replacement of car traffic with energy-efficient mass transportation.

• Absolute limits on greenhouse gas emissions, under a strong international climate treaty under the auspices of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.  President Obama and Congress must do far better than the US offer, during the Copenhagen talks, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4% below 1990 levels.  Greens favor a minimum 40% reduction by 2020 and 95% reduction by 2050, over 1990 levels.

• No more false solutions: Carbon emissions trading schemes (“cap and trade”), which allow polluting companies to trade licenses to pollute, are full of loopholes and ineffective at curbing global climate change.

• No more subsidies and tax breaks for fossil-fuel industries; no more off-shore drilling contracts: The problem isn’t just dependence on foreign oil, it’s the addiction to fossil fuels regardless of their source, say Greens, who point to last year’s BP-Deepwater Horizon disaster as a warning of the risks of oil consumption.

• No nuclear power: The tsunami that devastated parts of Japan in March exposed the dangers of nuclear energy, which no private company will invest in without billions in publicly funded subsidies and loan guarantees.  President Obama’s plans to build new nuclear plants on the taxpayers’ dime are a concession to powerful corporate lobbies that want to reap high profits while forcing the public to assume the high cost and extreme liabilities of nuclear energy.  Existing nuclear plants must be phased out and the 20-year license extension granted for aging reactors must be rescinded, say Greens.  Read more here.

• An end to mountaintop removal mining: The detonation of mountaintops has wreaked untold destruction on the natural environment and posed a massive threat to public health, through contamination of water and other resources in several states.  Greens have called West Virginia “ground zero” for global warming in the US.

• An end to hydrofracking. Water supplies and landscapes are endangered when millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals are forced through shale formations to release natural gas. More: http://gp.org/greenpages-blog/?p=2440

• No biofuels subsidies that promote the burning of crops and forests and support the expansion of genetically engineered plants and trees to feed large-scale biomass burners.  The corn-to-ethanol scam already consumes 2/5 of US corn production and has aggravated the global food crisis.  More: http://www.pfpi.net

MORE INFORMATION

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org 202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN

• Green candidate database and campaign information: http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml
• News Center http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml
• Speakers Bureau http://www.gp.org/speakers
• Ballot Access Page http://www.gp.org/ballotstatus
• Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus
• Video Page http://www.gp.org/video/index.php

2010 Platform of the Green Party of the United States, section on Ecological Sustainability:
http://www.gp.org/committees/platform/2010/ecology.php

Green Party Eco-Action Committee
http://www.gp.org/committees/ecoaction/index.php

“Greens call for a new kind of national defense: defense against catastrophic climate change”
Green Party press release, August 6, 2010
http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=336

Earth Day Release from the Green Party of New York, April 22, 2011
http://www.gp.org/press/pr-state.php?ID=416

‘GreenStream Wednesday’: News and discussion on the Green Party’s Livestream channel
http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of the United States (Fall 2010 issue now online)
http://gp.org/greenpages-blog

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2 thoughts on “‘Get Serious’ About Green Tech

  1. FAN of Dr. STAN

    I have actually lived long enough to see “them” attempting to TAX one of the last FREE things we possess, the air we breathe!

    More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore: http://www.climatedepot.com/a/9035/SPECIAL-REPORT-More-Than-1000-International-Scientists-Dissent-Over-ManMade-Global-Warming-Claims–Challenge-UN-IPCC–Gore

    It IS time to get serious about telling the TRUTH! This hatched plan is scary stuff if you pay close attention to what they say. Yes, to what THEY say! To paraphrase Reagan: Some of these (elitist environmental) KOOKS would have you and YOUR family die shivering in the dark !

    “… when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people … will hate the New World Order and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people.” – H. G. Wells

    “The threat of environmental crisis is the ‘international disaster key’ to unlock the New World Order.” – Mikhail Gorbachev

    “We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” – Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports

    “Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.” – Sir John Houghton, first chairman of IPCC

    “It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.” – Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace

    “We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.” – Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation

    “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” – Christine Stewart, fmr Canadian Minister of the Environment

    “The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.” – emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

    “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme

    “Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.” – Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

    “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” – Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

    “Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.” – David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club

    Dangerous KOOKS indeed !!! None of them worked in the fields from daylight to dark to survive and feed their children, yet that is what they call for in so many ways (an end to modern society, ALL industrialized civilizations to collapse! What is happening now?). That is a hard life, for the ones even “allowed” to reproduce.

    From whom did they learn the art of lying to change policy and INCREASE “their” taxpayer funded grant money$ ?

    “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” – Adolph Hitler

    “The greater the lie, the greater the chance that it will be believed.” – Adolf Hitler

    “The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.” – Adolf Hitler

    “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.)” – Carl Sagan

    “The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses.” – Albert Einstein

    Please see

    Ten MYTHS of global warming: http://www.globalwarminghysteria.com/ten-myths-of-global-warming/

    Why believe the environmentalists?: http://partialobserver.com/article.cfm?id=3523

    Cooking the Figures on Climate Change: http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2007-03-04-1.html

    Environmentalists Pick Up Where Communists Left Off: http://townhall.com/columnists/charleskrauthammer/2008/05/31/environmentalists_pick_up_where_communists_left_off

    The Global Warming Lie: http://sunset2008.blogspot.com/2007/03/global-warming-in-perspective.html

    Some older readers may remember “they” were attempting to have us believe a new ICE AGE was coming back in the 1970s. Socialist BULL then as it is now!

    Wake up friends, when they come to your door for non-compliance it will be TOO LATE …

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