21 Oct '11, 1pm

How are the #occupy movement and climate change connected? #ows @350

How are the #occupy movement and climate change connected? Fossil fuels enable the current economic system to continue because it is global and requires a lot of fossil fuels for production and transportation. Multi-national corporations won't do well if we stop burning fossil fuels. Failure to act will result in catastrophic and runaway climate change that will dramatically undermine the systems that make earth livable. Therefore the reality of the climate science and the call for climate justice are critical filters through which all concerns for the economy, education, healthcare and democracy should be considered. We shouldn't build the revolution on a dirty energy economy. Those who are concerned about the economy and jobs today, shouldn't settle for short term economies based on fossil fuels which will undermine both the planet and economic opportunities and health f...

Full article: http://www.350.org/occupy?akid=1365.519010.-p8rvC&rd=1&t=4

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