NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, July 12: Dems Call For WWII-Type Action On Climate In Platform; Trump Would Be The Only Climate Change Denying World Leader – study; Fracking Spills Rise In The Gulf

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    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, July 12: Dems Call For WWII-Type Action On Climate In Platform; Trump Would Be The Only Climate Change Denying World Leader – study; Fracking Spills Rise In The Gulf

    Dems Call For WWII-Type Action On Climate In Platform Democratic Party Platform Embraces Need For WWII-Scale Mobilization To Save Civilization From Climate Emergency

    July 11, 2016 (The Climate Mobilization)

    Democratic Party Platform Embraces Need For WWII-Scale Mobilization To Save Civilization From Climate Emergency

    July 11, 2016 (The Climate Mobilization)

    “In a shock decision [spurred by the Bernie Sanders wing of the party], the Democratic National Convention platform committee voted overwhelmingly Saturday night to include language in the party’s platform championing [the launch of a ‘green industrial revolution’ and creating] a ‘World War II-type national mobilization to save civilization’ from ‘the global climate emergency’…[and] for a comprehensive re-assessment of America’s climate strategy in the first 100 days of the next administration…Russell Greene, a leading climate activist for the Progressive Democrats of America and People Demanding Action, sponsored the amendment…[He said ‘the most progressive platform in Democratic history’ must also match the moment]…” click here for more

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    Trump Would Be The Only Climate Change Denying World Leader – study If elected, Trump’s position would undermine U.S. global leadership & alliances

    July 12, 2016 (Sierra Club)

    “Donald Trump would be the only world leader to deny the science and dangers of climate change if elected President…[and possibly] the only world leader not calling for urgent climate action…The existence of a global consensus on climate among world leaders was discovered through comprehensive research conducted to identify directly attributable, verifiable statements, quotes and actions from current world leaders -- Heads of State and Heads of Government -- acknowledging climate science and the need for climate action…The 195 nations included in the report represents the full, official list of nations recognized by the U.S. State Department…Donald Trump has famously described climate change as a ‘hoax,’ ‘mythical,’ ‘nonexistent’ a ‘con job,’ and ‘bullshit.’ He even said that ‘The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.’…From America’s closest allies like Canada, Israel and Japan, to the largest carbon emitters like India, China and Brazil, to countries as varied as Somalia, Mexico and Malaysia, today’s study demonstrates leaders of all nations accept the scientific consensus that man is fueling climate change by burning fossil fuels.” click here for more

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    Fracking Spills Rise In The Gulf Hundreds of Offshore Fracking Wells Dump Billions of Gallons of Oil Waste Into Gulf

    Andy Rowell, July 11, 2016 (Oil Change International via EcoWatch)

    “…The Center for Biological Diversity has released federal documents that reveal that officials approved more than 1,200 offshore fracks in 630 different wells in the four years from 2010 to 2014 in the Gulf of Mexico…[They reveal that fracking occurred off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with no public involvement and with no site-specific tests undertaken beforehand…[T]he industry was also allowed to dump a staggering 76 billion gallons of waste fluid into the sea in 2014 alone…[T]here has been growing concern about fracking chemicals contained within fracking wastewater…[A] UK report] identified specific examples of hazardous materials used in fracking…[More receny studies have shown a link between fracking chemicals and decreased sperm count and high levels of 16 endocrine disruptors]…” click here for more

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