Sneelock wrote:In Dahl Jamail’s latest “climate disruption dispatch” he starts with Iceland having a funeral for the first Iceberg lost completely to the climate crisis. Then he makes his case.
https://truthout.org/articles/alaskas-s ... d-history/
It’s so discouraging that people still need to be convinced.
No. I'm sorry but need we invent a new neurosis? The solution to hotter weather and potentially flooding cities is more air conditioning and sea walls - if we must. I contend, however, that the climate is doing what climates have done which is change - like the weather. No need to panic and frighten the children, unless that is what "they" want us to do, panic and raise frightened children.
“Taken all together, the value of the total global ecosystem services
has been estimated at USD 125 trillion per year, which is almost
twice the world’s gross domestic product.”
—Natural Capital Coalition, July 12, 2018
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The WRI advisory board represents the absolute upper echelons of power within the matrix of the non-profit interlocking directorate – with a staggering amount of overlap with the hegemonic powerhouse, the Council on Foreign Relations.
With USD 98.5 million in funding in 2017, the exhaustive list of WRI donors  represent many of the most powerful and influential entities on Earth, including
Alcoa Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies,
Cargill, Caterpillar Foundation, Citi Foundation,
ClimateWorks Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation,
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Oak Foundation,
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Foundation, Shell Foundation,
USAID, and the World Bank. [WRI 2017 Annual Report]
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David Blood: Co-founder and senior partner of Generation Investment
Felipe Calderón: Former president of Mexico, chair of the Global Commission that oversees the New Climate Economy, honorary chairman of the Green Growth Action Alliance
Christiana Figueres: Executive secretary of the UNFCCC, The B Team leader, vice-chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, board member of ClimateWorks, World Bank Climate Leader, Mission2020 Convenor, member of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, credited with delivering the Paris Agreement [Full bio]
Jennifer Scully-Lerner: Vice president, private wealth management at Goldman Sachs
James Gustave Speth: Founder of WRI, former administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, honorary director at the Natural Resources Defense Council and WRI, serves on the board of The Climate Reality Project, advisory board member at 350.org, member of the Council on Foreign Relations
Andrew Steer: President and CEO of the WRI. Formerly with the World Bank, serves on the sustainable advisory groups of both IKEA and the Bank of America, serves on the Executive Board of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy For All Initiative
Kathleen McLaughlin: Senior vice president and chief sustainability officer at Walmart Inc., president of Walmart Foundation
Nader Mousavizadeh:Co-Founder and partner of Macro Advisory Partner, former chief executive of Oxford Analytica, a leading global analysis and advisory firm, former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, member of the Council of the European Council on Foreign Relations, member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Geopolitics, WEF Global Leader for Tomorrow
James Harmon: Chairman and CEO of Caravel Management, member of the Council on Foreign Relations
Afsaneh M. Beschloss: Founder and CEO of RockCreek. Former managing director and partner at the Carlyle Group and president of Carlyle Asset Management, treasurer and chief investment officer at the World Bank, formerly with Shell International and J.P. Morgan, member of the World Economic Forum’s Investor Governors, member of the Council of Foreign Relations, recognized as one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking
Joke Brandt: Secretary General of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands
Jamshyd N. Godrej: Chairman of Aspen Institute – India. He is the Vice President of World Wide Fund for Nature – International and was the President of World Wide Fund for Nature – India from 2000 to 2007
Caio Koch-Weser: Chairman of the Board of the European Climate Foundation. Former vice chairman of Deutsche Bank Group, held high-level positions in the World Bank, member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate(NCE) and a Member of the Board of the Centre for European Reform (CER) in London
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