Nestle versus the World

The gen-food giant Nestlé has forced Greenpeace to take down a video campaigning against it on the grounds of Nestlé using palm oil. Here you can see the video! Have a break? from Greenpeace UK on Vimeo.

Amazing Picturs from China – about Pollution

I would like to share with you all the following link which brings us to an overview of pictures form Lu Guang. I am not posting this to give a bad impression on China, its people or landscape. Pictures like those were made all over the world by artistic photographers as there is much pollution […]

The Robin Hood Tax

Is it really that easy? Yes it is! But if a push for the “tobin tax” fails, it could ultimately show us how fucked up humankind is. I have still (a little bit of) hope. Please sign and share this! THE ROBIN HOOD TAX. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYtNwmXKIvM&hl=en_US&fs=1&]

SDRs from the IMF for Climate Financing?

Please take note of this insightful blog from Liane, co-head of the Washington office of the hbf. The IMFs Sales Pitch for Climate SDRs Published on 05.02.2010 by Liane Schalatek In the past, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has often been accussed of “mission grab” –its attempt to gain legitimacy, relevance and more international power […]

Who is on board?

The “soft deadline” passed this weekend and 31 countries representing almost 3/4th of global emissions have signed the Copenhagen Accord and put in their numbers. THE numbers: how much they want to reduce their emissions. Interestingly, the big players (US, China, EU) are there together with the rather small guys (Bangladesh, Samoa, Costa Rica). Sadly, […]

Massachusetts Murder!

A Letter to Massachusetts: Dear Swing-voters in Massachusetts, you indeed have a reason to end a decade-long rule by one party over the Senate seat that was filled last week. Even more taking into account that your informal royal family – the Kennedys – have taken this spot for so long. Despite me being a […]

Greenwashed Snowmens in Berlin

One year ago, I reported from a wonderful civil-society action that took place in the beatiful town of Uppsala, where snowmen demonstrated against climate change: “Snögubbar mit klimatförandringar“. This past weekend, the energy company ENTEGA, which is in part owned by German coal-giant and oligarchist E.ON – one of Europes dirtiest energy-producers – called in […]