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flix911  asked:

Hi! Because pipelines and the oil industry are so detrimental for the environment, but Canada, specific provinces especially, receives a lot of revenue because of those resources, what is a solution? Should we stop those industries altogether and lose jobs/revenue? Is there a better way?

The solution is to keep oil production at its current level, not expand it. A lot of environmentalism isn’t about shutting down the oil sands (that would destroy the economy), its just keeping it at 2016/2017 levels, and then gradually reducing it once other energy sectors are able to take over (i.e. a transition). If we do this our climate change goals can be made, oil jobs will remain while we invest heavily in renewables. Oil pipelines don’t just transport oil, they allow industry to export more of it.

If we have any hope of reducing the worst of Climate Change, we have to keep a substantial amount of oil in the ground, and that means we must resist projects like pipelines that will expand operations. Otherwise we are risking cities being wiped off the map, millions of deaths and billions of refugees. These things will happen if we continue the status quo.

Also it should be pointed out that oil & gas investments are very poor job creators. Renewable energy jobs generate many more jobs for the same price:

Renewables Now Employ More People Than Oil, But Canada Is Missing In Action

And this:

Renewable Energy ‘Creates More Jobs Than Fossil Fuels’

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The  Trump administration deleted the EPA’s climate change website. So, Chicago published it instead.

  • The city of Chicago this weekend added a new climate-change page to its website, and if it sounds familiar it’s because the information on it comes from the climate page the Environmental Protection Agency used to have — until the Trump administration deleted it last week.
  • “While this information may not be readily available on the agency’s webpage right now, here in Chicago we know climate change is real and we will continue to take action to fight it,” the page reads. Read more (5/8/17)

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independent.co.uk
Scientists are witnessing the start of an unstoppable global disaster in the Antarctic
Miles of ice sheets in the Antarctic are collapsing into the sea in a trend that scientists fear may indicate the early stage of an unstoppable disintegration.

The collapse of the most vulnerable parts of the ice sheet would cause the rising of the sea level, threatening some of the world’s biggest coastal cities such as Miami, New York, Mumbai and Shanghai.

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People are cancelling their ‘New York Times’ subscriptions over a climate change column

  • Newly hired New York Times columnist Bret Stephens’ controversial first column is going over like a lead balloon with the paper’s progressive readers — some of whom are furiously pledging to unsubscribe.
  • In the column, Stephens cautions readers that even though the data pointed to Hillary Clinton winning the election, that’s not what ended up happening. “There’s a lesson here” about climate change, he says.
  • “We live in a world in which data convey authority. But authority has a way of descending to certitude, and certitude begets hubris,” Stephens wrote.
  • “Claiming total certainty about the science traduces the spirit of science and creates openings for doubt whenever a climate claim proves wrong.”
  • Stephens’ skepticism incensed scores of readers, many of whom claimed on Twitter to be in the process of cancelling their subscriptions. Read more (5/1/17)

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Description of this work of art in Venice from the artist, Lorenzo Quinn. The building that appears to be supported by the hands is is the historic Ca’ Sagredo hotel. The sculpture is on display as part of the 2017 La Biennale di Venezia, an annual art exhibition.

Yes!…so happy to say mission accomplished. ‘SUPPORT’ in Venice to support this wonder of city that is threatened by climate change. I hope my art brings a new focus of attention to a global calamity that we are faced with. Art in 'Support’ of art: Venice is now the art capital of the world during the Venice Biennale but the city of art is threatened and needs our help and protection.