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Let Fossil Fuels Die

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No

It’s blunt language, but we really mean it. We’ve simply got to end our civilization’s addiction to fossil fuels. We’ve got to leave them in the ground, and accelerate the switch to clean, safe, climate-friendly renewable energy.

  • This means winding down Alberta’s oil sands, and saying no to the proposed pipelines across BC to export crude oil to China.
  • It means winding down BC’s coal-mines, and saying no to the proposed new coal mines and new coal export terminals to export coal to Korea and Japan.
  • And it means winding down BC’s natural gas industry, saying no to fracking to extract BC’s shale-gas, and saying no to the proposed LNG terminals to export gas to China.

We can meet our transportation needs without oil.

We can heat our buildings without gas.

We can meet our power needs without coal.

We do not need more fossil fuels – they pose an extreme danger to everything we love and care about.

We need clean, sustainable energy, that offers us a safe, sustainable future.

In January, we plan on rolling out a policy statement that will lay a clear line in the sand, as we join with others to wean ourselves off our dangerous fossil fuel addiction.

Do the Math – it’s the name of 350.org’s tour that spelt out the reasons:

“We can burn less than 565 more gigatonnes of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatonnes in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them.” To learn more about this essential, planet-saving campaign, see http://math.350.org.

 

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