Resisting False Climate Solutions
It is human nature to resist tranformational change necessary to survive, and seek all types of half-assed reform measures to continue bad habits. Rising Tide North America has released an important new report entitled “Hoodwinked in the Hothouse: False Solutions to Climate Change”. Sadly, much of the task of biocentric climate activists is seeking to persuade society to stop digging a deeper climate hole.
More technological alteration of global ecological systems — such as those proposed with industrial agrofuels, biochar, clean coal and geo-engineering — will not succeed in protecting the climate and biosphere. We need tranformational change such as powering down the industrial growth machine including an end to coal and ancient forest logging (sadly the report does not raise greenwashing of such logging by FSC, RAN, Greenpeace and others). Anything that does not fully protect and restore natural ecosystems will only worsen the global ecological and economic crises.