U.S.: Scientists, Activists Protest Corporate Control Over Climate Policy

U.S.: Scientists, Activists Protest Corporate Control Over Climate Policy

Bryant Park – Climate SOS, New York Climate Action Group, and members
of Rising Tide North America protest at the opening of NYC Climate Week.
Citing the overwhelming embrace of business CEO’s at the upcoming
climate summit, which is largely closed to the public, Climate S.O.S.
organizer Dr. Rachel Smolker states:

“At the national and international level, special interest corporate
lobbyists have held a stranglehold on climate policymaking. “Solutions”
being offered are those most profitable and convenient to corporate
polluters and their acquiescent faux ‘Green’ NGO allies. The panoply of
cap-and-trade, emissions offsets, genetically engineered organisms, and
carbon capture and sequestration technology (CCS) form a pipe-dream
constellation of false solutions. That these proposals are not met with
the critique or rejection offered by scientists and grassroots movements
illustrates the privileged access of corporations to the halls of the US
Congress and the UN.”

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Posted on 22 September, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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