Footprints

FOOTPRINTS

Newsletter #42 - October 2009 for the
Crisis Coalition at
www.planetextinction.com


What is a Footprint?
Footprints

Comparison of US and Australian ecological footprints with African. Every Australian puts 26.5 tons of CO2-e into the atmosphere every year, every American puts 23.6 tons and most Africans a lot less than 1 ton each.

For earlier Footprints visit our archive.

The Crisis Coalition aims to raise awareness and to galvanise action.
For the latest information read this fully referenced report.

Dear Friends

Here is a great analysis by my friend Emily Spence “The Choice Ahead”
http://www.countercurrents.org/spence111109.htm  
in which she refers to the Australian economist Michael Bond.

His analysis should be obligatory reading for all of us
http://www.eveoftheapoc.com.au/Downloads/DebtVsGrowth.html
http://www.eveoftheapoc.com.au/Downloads/TheFatalTrap.htm

The upshot is that oil and food are both now in jeopardy and with it much of what we love.
Get yourself an electric car and a garden – that seems to be the message.

Now we have a study of how the worst polluters are spending huge sums to sway politicians, to an extent that is impossible for the rest of us
www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/revealed-polluters-fear-tactics-on-climate-20091105-i091.html

OUR ACTIONS SHOULD NO LONGER BE AGAINST POLITICIANS, BUT AGAINST BIG BUSINESS AND THEIR BOARDS OF DIRECTORS - PERSONAL AND DIRECT.

John James

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