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This Earth Day, we must stop the fossil fuel money pipeline | Bill McKibben

22.04.2020
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Taking down the fossil fuel industry requires taking on the institutions that finance it. Even during a pandemic, this movement is gaining steam 1970 was a simpler time. (February was a simpler time too, but for a moment let's think outside the pandemic bubble.)Simpler because our environmental troubles could be easily seen. The air above our cities was filthy, and the water in our lakes and streams was gross. There was nothing subtle about it. In New York City, the environmental lawyer Albert Butzel described a permanently yellow horizon: "I not only saw the pollution, I wiped it off my windowsills." Or consider the testimony of a city medical examiner: "The person who spent his life in the Adirondacks has nice pink lungs. The city dweller's are black as coal." You've probably heard of Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catching fire, but here's how the former New York governor Nelson Rockefeller described the Hudson south of Albany: "One great septic tank that has been rendered nearly useless for water supply, for swimming, or to support the rich fish life that once abounded there." Everything that people say about the air and water in China and India right now was said of America's cities then. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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