Tag Archives: oil

Picking it Up Again with Al Gore Singing

26 Nov

Although this campaign has been carrying on quietly all along, it’s time to pick up the pace again.

There is no future in oil.

Keep repeating that phrase. Email it, blog it, post it, tweet it, sing it, shout it from the rooftops, pray it, call it out unexpectedly during sex.

Here is a clever video taking some of Al Gore’s comments and others about climate change and turning them into music.

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When the Last Oil Well Runs Dry

26 Feb

..which may be much sooner than we think. Not only do we need to worry about not having fuel for transport but all those items that depend on petroleum based products would no longer be able to be produced: furniture, pharmaceuticals, communications. There is no future in oil.

Read more of this BBC story…

Prop 23 MUST be Defeated

1 Oct

More facts about this deceptive oil-industry sponsored proposition.

This attempt to gut California’s energy efficiency measures must be defeated! There is no future in oil!

There is no Future in Prop 23

4 Sep

Prop 23, pushed by oil money, would suspend California’s visionary clean energy laws. Those in favor will argue that the laws kill jobs. This is a smoke screen for the oil industry. Thick black smelly oil-fire smoke.

A group of 118 economists have refuted the claim. The laws actually create more jobs in future-oriented energy initiatives.

Protect AB 32! Defeat Prop 23!

There is no future in oil!

Even George Bush Knew There Was No Future in Oil

19 Aug

Imagine a future in which abundant energy could be ours, simply by harnessing the wind, or capturing sunlight, or tapping into the heat of the Earth itself. Seth Doane explores America’s alternative energy hopes and challenges.

His article includes this quote from George W. Bush: “[America] must move beyond a petroleum-based economy to make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past.”

From cbsnews.com

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50 Years of Oil Spills in Nigeria

15 Aug

Big oil spills are no longer news in this vast, tropical land. The Niger Delta, where the wealth underground is out of all proportion with the poverty on the surface, has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some estimates. The oil pours out nearly every week, and some swamps are long since lifeless.

Read the whole story…

Greenpeace to Probe Environmental Damage from BP Oil Spill in Gulf

12 Aug

Greenpeace will be departing from a port in St. Petersburg, Florida on Thursday to explore the environmental damage BP may have caused during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Oceans Campaign Director for Greenpeace, John Hocevar said, “From the very start, the full scope of the Gulf oil disaster has been obscured by BP and even our own government.”

Read the whole article.

Pouring Oil on Ken in Fishnet Stockings

8 Aug

There is no future in oil.

And once Ken got into those stockings for the first time, we weren’t so sure about his future either…

Repeating the Truth

7 Aug

An incredible number of people believe stuff that isn’t true simply because it has been repeated over and over again: death panels, no birth certificate, the existence of WMDs.

What if we just repeated something that was true. And repeated it over and over again. It would change people’s minds. Literally. New pathways get built in the brain through repetition. The more repetition, the stronger the pathways.

It is actually possible to create a big change with just a simple message.

If you believe that it is true that “There is No Future in Oil” then repeat that phrase.

Stick it in a Facebook status update, or tweet it.

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Oil Company Day-to-Day Damage

7 Aug

From an article by Raj Patel in The Nation:

Even in the absence of a devastating spill, the reality is that oil companies are damaging simply in their day-to-day operations. Like the tobacco industry, the oil industry makes a product that, when used according to its instructions, causes great harm. The US government just released its annual State of the Climate report, cementing the findings of human-caused climate change, a phenomenon that Big Oil continues to shrug off, and lobby against addressing. The devastation of the BP spill compounds costs that, in reality, are no less part of the toll, and no less hidden from us. One recent study suggests that by 2030 the global costs of dealing with climate change might be as high as $300 billion a year. These costs will ultimately get paid—just not by the oil industry.

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