Thursday, September 5, 2013

Plan to keep oil in the ground a spectacular failure in Ecuador

Deforestation surges as Ecuador kills Amazon protection plan: "Data released this week by Terra-i, a collaborative mapping initiative, shows that deforestation in Ecuador for the first three months of 2013 was pacing more than 300 percent ahead of last year's rate. The report comes shortly after Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa killed off a proposed plan to prohibit oil drilling in Yasuni National Park in exchange for payments equivalent to half the value of the park's unexploited oil reserves. "
This shows us the impossibility of stopping fossil fuels by addressing the supply side. Reducing demand through degrowth and culture change is the only way.

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