Things wrapped up in Lima at COP20 with an agreement that is either good or inadequate. However, Greenpeace apparently went too far and desecrated a famous archeological site in the Andes. This raises questions about the ‘cultural cluelessness’ of some activists. Take for example the on going discussion about the Black Lives movement, environmental justice and Climate Hawks.
There was lots of activity on the energy-in-politics front, see
- NY Guv Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking – did it all start in Dryden?
- Senator McConnell’s plan to vote on KXL (and the 350.org response. )
- Lobsterboat DA’s mayoral win
- A new carbon proposal in the state of Washington
- The President’s declaration on Bristol Bay
- The collapse of the Russian ruble in part from low oil prices.
Lots to think about, but remember, this is the Winter Solstice , and longer days are coming.
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.