USA: Eat Money Cos That’s All That Is Left !! – US Politicians Approve Shell’s Climate-Killing Plan To Drill In The Arctic.

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You know, there is an old Indian saying which goes like this ….

 eat money

Only when the last tree has died; and the last river been poisoned, and the last fish caught; will we realize that we CANNOT EAT MONEY.

US politicians approving drilling in the Arctic is yet another example of this ‘money beats everything’ attitude.  But be assured, it happens the World over with the vast majority of politicians – they have but one aim – to see that ‘they’ are ok; and sod the rest.  We are currently experiencing it in the lead up to UK elections with the Conservative Party and David Cameron.

In the EU, these non elected types are called ‘Commissioners’.

Picture them all in the near future; sitting on their massive piles of money that they have made by pandering to big money business and their planet destroying requirements.  The seas are dead, the forests have gone and most of the animals have become extinct.

What do most of the politicians shout from high on their money mountains ?

Look at me and the cash I have – nothing else matters apart from me and my money !!”

Lets hope some of them are still around (money does not buy eternity yet!) when their grandchildren turn to them and ask:

But what did you do about the whales being slaughtered ?; what did you do about the polar ice caps getting smaller and the polar bears dying ?; what did you do to try and save the animals of the planet from extinction ?

The answer will probably be – “Nothing; but look at all the money I made from promoting Chinese international investment ! – sweet child; would you like a ten dollar note sandwich ?”

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Mark –

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This is outrageous. Yesterday, the Obama administration announced a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and then followed that up by approving Shell’s climate-killing plan to drill in the Arctic.

This is a setback, but we’re not giving up. Right now, six volunteers aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza are tailing one of Shell’s drilling rigs across the Pacific, and across the city of Seattle, where Shell’s Arctic fleet is set to dock, concerned residents are mobilizing. And people all over the world are standing up against Shell.

Your support can help save the Arctic and the planet from a bleak future. Can you help us reach $15,000?

If we don’t put it all on the line now, Shell’s rigs will be drilling in the Arctic in less than 100 days. If drilling happens, oil WILL spill, contaminating waters that Arctic communities and wildlife depend on. Even worse, drilling also threatens the entire planet by fast-tracking catastrophic climate change. With sea ice at its lowest ever this year, it’s time to take action.

Shell thinks it’s won, but it hasn’t accounted for you. Over half a million of you petitioned President Obama and the U.S. government to stop Shell’s plans and save the Arctic. Our politicians may have caved to the oil industry, but we know you’re ready to take the next step.

We’re mobilizing thousands of people worldwide to stand up in their communities and take action. Your support today can help make this movement a success.

Last time Shell was allowed in the Arctic, it ran the oil rig Kulluk aground off the coast of Alaska, a dangerous accident that put the lives of workers and the Alaskan ecosystem at risk. In a separate incident, a containment dome was “crushed like a beer can.” There’s no reason to expect that this effort will go any better, and it’s only a matter of time before oil spills.

Any oil spilled in the Arctic will be nearly impossible to clean up. Worse, the scientific journal Nature’s analysis of our climate says that if we’re going to avert disaster, we need to keep the Arctic’s oil reserves in the ground.[1]

But Shell and our government are willing to gamble away our children’s future for oil.

This is big news, and we need to act quickly. Please support our campaigns today and help us reach our $15,000 goal by April 15.

Gratefully,

Leila Deen
Arctic Campaigns Director, Greenpeace USA

P.S. There’s no time to waste. Please give today and help save our planet for future generations.

1. The Guardian, “Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges”

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