The highlight of my first day at COP15 was a conversation with the extraordinary Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth International. [...]Change that first line to "oil in the soil" and Bassey's got something...and I recommend you read the rest.
The solution for Bassey is not carbon trading or sinks but "serious emissions cuts at the source. Leave the oil in the ground, leave the coal in the hole, leave the tar sands in the land."
Thursday, December 10, 2009
In a Greener World
Straight to the point, from Naomi Klein's "Copenhagen: Where Africa Took on Obama" (in The Nation):