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category limerick | environment | other press author Wednesday July 04, 2007 16:50author by Limerick Socialist Youth - SY & SPauthor email socialistyouth at hotmail dot comauthor address Limerickauthor phone 086-8064801 Report this post to the editors

Stop Environmental Destruction!

Cimate Change Means...
- 11 of the last 12 years were record breakingly warm
- The number of hurricanes has doubled in the 30 years
- The arctic ocean will be ice-free in summer by 2050
- Ireland's carbon emissions have increased by 25 in 15 years% and transport emmissions by 140%
- Limerick will be permanently fooded in 50 years unless climate change is halted (EPA Report 2007)
Big Business = Big Polluters
Big Business = Big Polluters

Numerous studies carried out by organisations such as the United Nations have highlighted the potential catastrophe that will result from our environment's destruction. The main causes of global warming are the increase in carbon emissions, mainly by big business and the deforestation of the rain forests for profit.

Projected temperature rises would melt the polar ice caps, raising sea levels, causing widespread flooding,in including of Limerick. The effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans two years ago shows the potential humanitarian disaster we face. Millions of people will be forced to flee from coastal regions and projected temperature increases will threaten 50% of land species with extinction.

Capitalist governments fail
Internationally, governments are refusing to act to halt global warming. Many politicians have recently paid lip service to the issue but are unwilling to invest in renewable energy or to take on big business polluters.

The failed Kyoto agreement is proof of this. The deal was so watered down, under pressure from big business, that scientists estimate 30 ‘Kyotos’ are needed. Even this deal was postponed from 1992, when the first conference took place, to 2005 when it became enforcable. Still it was rejected by US big business as “too harmful to profits”.

Here in Ireland despite the massive resources that the Fianna Fail led government has had over the past ten years they frefused to invest in public transport as an alternative to car use. They are also failing to invest in renewable energy such as wind and wave power. They side with big oil companies over the environment and ordinary people everytime.

Green Party betrayal
The recent decision of the Green Party to support Fianna Fail will not stop climate change. It will only give a green shield behind which Fianna Fail can hide their pro-buisiness, anti-worker, anti-environment agenda. Projects such as the M3 motorway, the Rossport pipeline and an incinerator in Dublin have been given the go ahead by the ‘Green’ Minister, John Gormley. Also, US military still use Shannon Airport as a stop-over on their way to Iraq. The reality is Fianna Fail and their financial backers in big business make millions in profit from environmental destruction. You can’t simply ‘convince’ them to go against all they stand for - only people power can force them back.

The Socialist Alternative
Socialist Youth lay the blame for our environment's destruction firmly at the door of big business. Therefore we oppose working class people being forced to pay the price for the super rich’s destruction. Water charges etc. are no solution. What is really needed is global plan of action to put the needs of the people and the planet before the profits of the super rich elite. This will mean taking on the power of the energy multinationals.

Socialist Youth stands for a democratic socialist society where our planet's wealth and resources are taken out of the hands of big business .This would allow us to properly invest in technology that would drastically reduce the amount of carbon emissions as well as investing in renewable energy and a properly funded and free public transport system.

If you are interested in finding out more come along to RESISTANCE on Saturday July 21st upstairs in Riddlers ar on Sarsfild street and contact us today!

Related Link: http://www.SocialistYouth.wordpress.com

Debating how the planet can be saved with the Young PDs on “Is the Capitalist Market to blame?”
Debating how the planet can be saved with the Young PDs on “Is the Capitalist Market to blame?”

Film showing of “Who Killed the electric car” about big oil & car companies killing’’ eco-friendly technology to protect their profits.
Film showing of “Who Killed the electric car” about big oil & car companies killing’’ eco-friendly technology to protect their profits.

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author by Conorpublication date Wed Jul 04, 2007 18:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Great point! But unfortunately nothing will change until its too late. And all these fat cats dont really care because they wont be around when it gets bad. Stop buying their products and shopping at farmers markets might make a little difference. Also it would need a drastic change of life stlye and most people wouldnt want that. I say bring back the horse and cart...

author by young at heartpublication date Wed Jul 04, 2007 19:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

lovely well put and frighteningly real . Is socialist youth an organization that I can join, paid subscription etc and do you have an[ honorary youth] section for the more elderly who might wish to be included and perhaps share their wisdom or resources ? I am used to being refused entry into bars and clubs on an ageist agenda , but there don't seem to be many socialist organizations in the [adult ] that inspire or that one could have much faith in.

author by Cian P - SY & SPpublication date Wed Jul 04, 2007 22:32author email info at socialistparty dot netauthor address author phone 0868064801Report this post to the editors

Socialist Youth is linked in with the Socaialist Party which has an unparraleled record of struggle, leading struggles against water charges, bin charges, the GAMA workers struggle and others. The party has branches throughout the country. Email: info@socialistparty.com to get involved. or the website www.SocalistParty.net

Related Link: http://www.socialistparty.net/contact_us.htm
author by Peterpublication date Wed Jul 04, 2007 23:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Have a look and a listen to this...


[this short clip is the 13th part of a news story from Northern Amercan oil sands, watch from the start if you like but the 13th part fits in with the others here]

Also check out Kissenger Report 1974 and check out this link 'Who is responsible for world food shortage'


Interesting all right. If any has more info here please add in comment. Im no Socialist or connected with any political party, just interesting in oberserving. Who knows whats really happening though???

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