EXPOSING OUR BRIGHT GREEN LIES

 

I heartily support the Climate Emergency Coalition and its work to shift philanthropy to organizations and initiatives fighting the threats to humanity brought by climate change. 

—PAUL R. EHRLICH

Occasionally, a book comes along that turns upside-down one’s long-held notions about reality. BRIGHT GREEN LIES: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It – by Derrick Jensen / Lierre Keith / Max Wilbert – is such a book, as it cuts through the many myths surrounding “renewable” technologies. The Association for the Tree of Life supports this book’s assertions: “green” energy cannot replace fossil fuels, therefore it cannot mitigate the climate emergency. Instead, the “bright green” effort to clean up our energy systems with wind, solar, and energy storage will only further damage the natural living world, the very basis for our existence.

Bright Green Lies, in all its horrific details, compels us to think far deeper about our situation. The book should be widely read and discussed. We will only further strip mine our Life-Support systems, if we hold deeply flawed notions about what is possible. BGL’s central message is clear: We cannot continue this energy- and resource-hungry wonderworld, and keep a livable planet, too.

Read CEC’s book review here. Order the book here. Look for the BRIGHT GREEN LIES movie on Earth Day.

The rush to develop “green” technologies will “green light” many destructive mining and infrastructure projects. For example, in the final days of the Trump administration, a new lithium mine was approved in northern Nevada, at Thacker Pass. One of BGL’s co-authors, Max Wilbert, has helped stage a resistance camp to stop this project. Learn more about Thacker Pass and how you can support the protest.

Human overshoot is at the root of all our systemic crises, even including COVID-19 which has hit us so hard in this past year. The task is to steer a cooperative course toward a survivable future – meaning that fewer of us take far, far, far less from our benefactor, our Mother Earth. Before resignation sets in, because we will never return to pre-COVID “normal,” can we recall that  it only takes 3-4% of engaged, impassioned citizens to drive a national conversation and usher in comprehensive transformation?

Our job is to wake up to Earth’s Life all around us, to triage what is possible, and to let go of what is not. The task is to engage the better angels of our human nature to carry what is possible into the future. 

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  • Andre Braido
    commented 2020-04-23 06:28:57 -0700
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  • Abe Martin
    commented 2019-03-18 11:25:15 -0700
    The entire new green deal proposals and the one just past in NM do not go far enough fast enough. There is no excuse and these proposals are merely to appear as if we are treating a national-worldwide epidemic/emergency with a token of care appeasing the pre-occupied masses of serfs whilst the greediest psychopaths continue to make sure they make more monetary methadone for themselves as the money addicts that they are. The climate issue should be treated as a national-planetary emergency as is in war time when all threats are dealt with swiftly. In stead those same powers have been going in the opposite direction using E.domain and other newly legislative green lighting for extraction infrastructure i.e N. Dakota and the Tar sands lines green lighted in the north. And nothing to address the mega toxic food farming and animal methane. No hick up in the rogue MIC bombing across the world, loss unaccounted for trillions of the Pentagon, no change in the chem trail assault, nothing. While this should be dealt with NOW ! as if we were invaded by aliens not 10- 20 -30 years of plans, I believe are orchestrated to – intended to quiet -passify the public. We may as well all accept that we are in a hybridized concentration camp being killed off slowly, because that is what special interests and profit$ at all costs are doing. We must do it by boycotting and giving up convenances which cost us our health and the planet. The key of power is not in the legislatures and politicions’ but in the consumer $. No demand No market No $ guess what NO climate destructive industry ! To simple for the people to embrace ? We have collectively created this due to our decades long indiscriminate consumption complicit with the destruction. We have to be the change. Imagine what would happen if even 75% of the ppl boycotted 75% of plastic consumption. If 75% of the ppl decreased their fuel consumption by 90% ? If 75% of the ppl decreased their industrial food consumption and meat and dairy by 75% ! Well based on the stats of SES they will be forced too in the near future especially when the next crash comes in 2020.
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  • Sudhir Sajwan
    commented 2017-04-21 20:57:52 -0700
    Oh my God how can we so callous about our environment. If we shall not do something right now we shall have to repent and our coming generations shall never forgive us. Sudhir Sajwan, President Happy Earth Mission
  • Sudhir Sajwan
    commented 2016-09-13 02:05:56 -0700
    Yes very much. It’s our duty to think and fight against Global warming. Our joint efforts can still make some change.
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  • Carol Barker Spriggs
    commented 2016-08-03 11:59:34 -0700
    It is past time for government to realize we have a very serious problem and also the non-believing people of the world to wake up and save this planet. It is the ONLY ONE we have.
  • Sudhir Sajwan
    commented 2016-07-10 21:53:17 -0700
    It’s the high time when we should think about to save our environment otherwise it shall be too late. Eachone should plant a tree and try to reduce emission of Carbon gases.

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