Oil Plunder

Virunga National Park, home, to the last mountain gorillas and people of the Congo, has been placed in a deal to auction off the precious territory to countries like the US and UK so they can drill for oil!

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/07/25/world/congo-auction-land-oil-companies

This is a major and significant betrayal of all those posturing leaders who have promoted climate change pledges.

Fossil fuels must be allowed to decline. PLEASE – NO MORE DRILLING FOR NEW OIL SOURCES. WE KNOW WE ARE TIPPING INTO CLIMATE CATASTROPHE ALREADY.

Whatever we do from this day forward to innovate we must first establish with evidence our activities WILL DO NO HARM.

Clearly, DRILLING in new territory oil WILL DO GREAT HARM. We all know the immense poverty of the Congolese will not be changed by this auction. The rich will get richer as always.

https://www.awf.org/pressroom/iucn-africa-protected-areas-congress-culminates-kigali-call-action?ms=B23N01E03M&af=aUGcATiWFTZ2JSL9EEC62qp0uZUvWUEi%2BvVX3FNSQWZuw0kMNZjZm95oD8o5WMbnrucktUqyhaYE4CpVqae59fL%2BfzEWeurUcvV9enbDNN8%3D&spMailingID=27082657&spUserID=MTkyNTk5MjIwNzczS0&spJobID=2244093764&spReportId=MjI0NDA5Mzc2NAS2

Understanding Carbon Credits:

https://www.desmog.com/2022/07/28/murky-world-of-carbon-offsets-faces-greater-scrutiny/

About borderslynn

Retired, living in the Scottish Borders after living most of my life in cities in England. I can now indulge my interest in all aspects of living close to nature in a wild landscape. I live on what was once the Iapetus Ocean which took millions of years to travel from the Southern Hemisphere to here in the Northern Hemisphere. That set me thinking and questioning and seeking answers. In 1998 I co-wrote Millennium Countdown (US)/ A Business Guide to the Year 2000 (UK) see https://www.abebooks.co.uk/products/isbn/9780749427917
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