Detener los combustibles fósiles

¿Por qué frenar los combustibles fósiles?

El cambio climático está devastando al mundo ahora mismo, y va a empeorar mucho más. La idea que existe de un “presupuesto de carbono” para las próximas décadas es una ilusión delirante; actualmente ya estamos en deuda para capturar el carbono en el aire.

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La contaminación de los combustibles fósiles y el cambio climático asesinan humanos: 6 millones al año y en aumento.

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Estamos en pleno colapso ecológico, causado y habilitado por los combustibles fósiles. Los bosques, praderas, océanos y todo el tejido de la vida sufren condiciones críticas.

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Nuestra labor es monumental. Por cada paso que damos en la dirección correcta, el cambio climático y la economía industrial nos hacen retroceder diez en la incorrecta. Ya sea que tu pasión sea una comunidad ecológica, las especies en peligro de extinción o el futuro de las generaciones venideras, debemos detener los combustibles fósiles para defender a quienes amamos.

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The environmental movement has worked for decades towards mass awakening, yet nearly everything keeps getting worse. We can’t rely on hope that this pattern will suddenly change.

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Renewable energy is growing at unprecendented rates, but isn’t slowing the much faster growth of fossil fuel burn. Green tech is not a solution.

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Paradoxically, energy efficiency increases fossil fuel use. Getting more bang for the buck increases incentive to use resources.

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Governments have yet to take meaningful action to reduce fossil fuel use, and give no indication that they ever will.

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Fossil fuels are finite resources, so their use will inevitably decline. But peak oil won’t reduce carbon emissions fast enough.

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Our economics, use of resources, and impact on global ecology are wildly unsustainable. Collapse is inevitable. The only question is whether we leave a livable world to those who follow.

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Fossil fuels bring luxuries to a small minority, but at great cost to everyone. Life will be better in a post carbon world.

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How to stop fossil fuels

Industrial society has had decades to transition voluntarily from fossil fuels and their known hazards, but is too addicted to give them up. It’s time for an intervention: we must shut off the flows.

The consequences for humans and non humans are already dire, and getting worse.

We have drastically fewer numbers and resources than do those defending the status quo. Our work is the very definition of asymmetric struggle. We must think and act strategically, with a focus on bottlenecks.

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Nonviolent direct actions including blockades require many people, but can be effective in delaying new projects such as pipelines.

It’s not enough only to block new projects; we must also stop the existing flows of fossil fuels. Ecosabotage leverages our limited resources against sprawling, largely unprotected infrastructure.

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In the Niger Delta, militant resistance has shuttered 10-40% of the country’s oil production since 2006, an impact unmatched in the history of the environmental movement. The militants use violence, but have saved far more lives than they’ve taken.

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Stopping fossil fuels doesn’t require violence. It does require that we use our limited resources to target critical infrastructure. We must have material impact, not merely symbolic.

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Oil and natural gas pipelines are obvious bottlenecks, transporting concentrated quantities of fossil fuels. They’re vulnerable to NVDA and to ecosabotage, but targeting them they may not be as useful as it seems.

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The electric grid contains unique bottlenecks. It may offer the fastest and easiest way to stop fossil fuels.

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Get involved

We need people stopping fossil fuels. Broadly, this requires front line activists, loyalty and material support for those front liners, and dissemination of strategy and tactics.

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Front line activists directly stop fossil fuels through nonviolent civil disobedience, ecosabotage, or militant attacks. We need as many people doing this work as we can get.

People working inside the box fit in too.

Most of us can’t be on the front lines for a host of perfectly valid reasons. But we can all provide loyalty and material support to those doing the necessary work.

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Mainstream media will never broadcast how to stop fossil fuels. We need a grassroots of activists and ordinary people spreading knowledge of effective strategy and tactics within their circles, and to new audiences.

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There must be a strict firewall between those working aboveground and those underground. The movement needs people on both paths, but the roles and organizing methods are very different.

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Your first choice is your most important: will you work aboveground or underground? Underground activists can and should protect themselves from the start.

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Activists, especially those considering underground action, should become familiar with digital security tools to encrypt communication and remain anonymous when required.

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Security culture is more important than any technical tools. All activists should learn these simple yet powerful guidelines.

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If you can serve on the front lines, the movement needs you.

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If you can help with researching or spreading our analysis, please join Stop Fossil Fuels in our work.

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