To start the day …. “Obama’s Trip to Alaska”!!


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~~September 1, 2015~~ 

CONFUSING MESSAGES

Go-ahead for Arctic drilling clashes with global warming message

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

The Obama administration’s approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say.

As much as the groups praise Obama for his overall body of work — from stricter fuel-efficiency standards to regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants — they consider the approval of exploratory drilling in the Arctic a stain on his environmental legacy that will send a mixed message to other countries about the seriousness of confronting global warming.

The burning of fossil fuels causes more greenhouse gases to build up in the atmosphere. Some groups would prefer leaving the oil in the ground and not tempting the harsh environmental conditions that could hinder the response to any potential spill.

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Obama, who is visiting Alaska now, says he is mindful of the dangers of offshore drilling, particularly given the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

“When it can be done safely and appropriately, U.S. production of oil and natural gas is important,” he said at a news conference earlier this year. “I would rather us, with all the safeguards and standards that we have, be producing our oil and gas, rather than importing it, which is bad for our people, but is also potentially purchased from places that have much lower environmental standards than we do.”

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear on her Twitter account Tuesday that she disagrees with Obama.

“The Arctic is a unique treasure. Given what we know, it’s not worth the risk of drilling,” she wrote.

The administration’s approval of Shell’s exploration efforts has done little to stem criticism from congressional Republicans and industry officials who have often accused it of hindering oil and gas production on federal lands. At the same time, the go-ahead has upset a key base of his support.

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http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2015/08/18/approval-of-arctic-drilling-comes-just-before-obamas-visit

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This is confusing to me.

President Obama is actively advocating for strong measures to address climate change and global warning. He’s spoken about the higher “emitors” of greenhouse gasses (USA is the second highest in the world) yet at the same time he’s approved Shell’s offshore drilling in the Arctic while, at the same time, being mindful of the dangers of offshore drilling, particularly given the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

There’s a good opportunity to start effective changes and leave a significant “legacy” in issues related to the environment.

I hope this doesn’t prove to be wrong.

There won’t be a second chance if something goes wrong.

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A trip to talk about climate change in Alaska, where he just approved Arctic drilling? This is President Barack Obama’s ‘Mission Accomplished‘ moment.

Just as George W. Bush’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ was a wake up call about a president in deep denial, so too is President Obama’s Alaska trip – unless he announces a major change in policy.

Take action at now: http://www.MissionNotAccomplished.com

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~Obama’s Alaska Visit On Climate Change Has Almost Everyone Upset~

~Published on Aug 31, 2015~

Barack Obama is managing to get environmentalists and Ohio politicians upset with him on his three-day trip to Alaska.

During his visit, he’s exposing Americans to the effects of climate change: melting glaciers, thawing permafrost and eroding shorelines.

Obama will also address international leaders to advocate for tougher climate-change policy at the GLACIER conference.

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To start the day …. “Charlotte Church: Save The Artic, Stop Shell”!!


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~~August, 29, 2015~~ 

SAVING THE ARCTIC
Protecting the Arctic for people, wildlife and the planet

The Arctic is one of the most unique places on Earth. It spans eight countries, is home to more than 13 million people and provides a habitat for some of the most incredible wildlife on Earth. And now, it’s the battleground for what could be the most important fight in environmental history.

Most of us will never get the chance to travel to the Arctic. Even so, this far away region touches our daily lives in ways you may not realize. When it comes to protecting the Arctic, it’s all about us.

It’s About Climate Change

It’s About Wildlife

It’s About People

“What affects her community affects my community, what affects us affects them. When one nation loses the right to subsist on their own foods, it affects all of us.”

Faith Gemmill-Fredson, native Alaskan and founder of REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction On Indigenous Lands)

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Charlotte Church sings outside Shell’s London HQ in protest at Arctic drilling

Charlotte Maria Church (born 21 February 1986) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter.

She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005.

The trains rumbled overhead, the rain drove in sideways and the buses steered through the crowds. But despite the distractions, Charlotte Church carried on singing the blues song This Bitter Earth.

Church told the Guardian that she thought Shell’s plans were “unbelievably dumb, exploitative and nonsensical”.

She was performing metres from the oil giant Shell’s headquarters beside the Thames in London, in an effort to persuade company executives to blow the whistle on its Arctic drilling.

Church told the crowds gathered under Hungerford bridge: “We want to make them question what they’re doing. This is predominantly to do with the American government but it is a worldwide issue.”

Last week, August 2015, the Obama administration gave Shell the final green light to proceed with its plans to drill, despite the government’s own analysis showing there is a 75% risk of a spill if the project continues.

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/26/charlotte-church-sings-outside-shell-hq-london-protest-arctic-drilling

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~Charlotte Church performs ‘Titanic’ song in Arctic drilling protest~

~Published on Aug 26, 2015~

Singer and activist Charlotte Church has performed a Titanic-inspired protest song over oil giant Shell’s efforts to drill in the Arctic. Ms Church sang with a string quartet close to the oil company’s London headquarters as part of a month-long protest by Greenpeace, who warn drilling in the Arctic could lead to environmental disaster.

She told supporters her rendition of Dinah Washington’s This Bitter Earth was aimed at Shell staff in a bid to make them question the company’s actions.

The performance, sheltered from the pouring rain under a railway arch, was inspired by the string quartet on the Titanic who continued to perform as the ship sank after hitting an iceberg, Greenpeace said.

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