"Bill McKibben Kicks Off 350.org Do The Math Tour In Seattle"

A lot of environmental controversies were postponed until after the 2012 election (except in the GOP-controlled House). Now that's going to change.

"Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Seattle kickoff of 350.org's Do The Math tour, which will highlight the imperative for action to keep 80 percent of the fossil fuel industries' tar sands, coal, oil and gas reserves in the ground, or the climate is toast.

Bill McKibben and a cast of guests, including Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and City Councilman Mike O'Brien, along with video appearances by Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Josh Fox and more, called on the roughly 2,000 attendees packed into Benaroya Hall to join together to encourage institutions large and small to divest all fossil fuel companies from their stock portfolios, pension funds, and other holdings.

The tour seeks to inspire citizen-led boycotts, blockades, marches on oil companies' shareholder meetings, and a new Fossil Free Campus divestment movement modeled after the anti-Apartheid movement of the 1980s."

Brendan DeMelle reports for DeSmogBlog November 8, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Obama Re-Election Energizes Environmental Agenda" (USA TODAY)

"Obama’s Next Steps on Energy and Climate" (Dot Earth/NYT)

"Industry, Enviros Brace To See Obama's Second-Term Approach To Policy" (Greenwire)

"Climate: EPA, Not Hill, To Be Focal Point of Climate Action -- Enviros" (E&E Daily)

"Energy Policy: Status Quo Results Mean Recent Battles Will Be Revisited and Gridlock May Reign" (E&E Daily)
 

Source: DeSmogBlog, 11/09/2012