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The climate crisis belongs to the defining issues of our time.
In November 2017 we will join movements for climate action, sustainable energy, and environmental, gender and social justice in Bonn, Germany. As a Nuclear-Free and Carbon-Free Contingent, we demand immediate action from all of the governments of the world at the COP23 Climate Conference.
Under the expiring Kyoto Protocol, nuclear energy is rightly excluded from the possible solutions available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Yet the nuclear industry, in collaboration with certain nations, is lobbying for their dangerous and polluting technology to be seen as a climate-friendly option. This would obstruct real progress in protecting the climate.
The solutions to the climate crisis are evident and can be brought to scale through international cooperation and investment now. We must transition to an energy system that no longer depends on antiquated energy models of the 20th century and their polluting nuclear power and fossil fuel technologies, but instead rely on safe, clean, affordable and sustainable renewable energy, energy efficiency, conservation and modern grid technologies of the 21st century.
Nuclear power manifests a wide range of human rights violations, from the rights to life and health, to disproportionate impacts on indigenous peoples, women, children, and future generations. In addition, nuclear power is unacceptable because it is:
* Too dangerous: the use of nuclear power will inevitably lead to more Fukushimas and Chernobyls. The technology and materials needed to generate nuclear energy can be diverted to nuclear weapons programs. These risks remain with any new reactor designs.
* Too dirty: nuclear reactors and the nuclear fuel chain produce vast amounts of lethal radioactive waste, which grow whenever nuclear power is used. The nuclear fuel chain is responsible for far more carbon emissions than renewable energy generation and improved energy efficiency. All reactors routinely emit toxic radiation.
* Too expensive: building new reactors is the costliest means possible of reducing carbon emissions. The world’s existing reactor fleets are aging and becoming economically uncompetitive; and the continued use of nuclear power crowds out investment in clean energy sources.
* Too slow: use of nuclear power to reduce fossil fuel emissions would require an unprecedented nuclear construction program, beyond the capability of the world’s manufacturers within an acceptable time frame. Existing reactors should be phased out consistent with climate action imperatives.
All that is lacking is the political will! In Bonn we will march, demonstrate and rally to break the gridlock and show the world the necessity to leave the unsustainable path of nuclear energy now."
So, how do Greens really differ from Democrats and Republicans on key issues?
The Green Party of Mississippi became an official party when its registration was accepted by the Secretary of State's Office on April 4, 2002.
The State Executive Committee is working to organize county and congressional district committees across the entire state. Over 8,000 Mississippians voted for the Green Party ticket in the 2000 presidential race. If you were one of those voting for Nader, we want to especially invite you to join the new party and work for a county committee and offer other likeminded progressives an invitation to work inside a new political party.
Our democratic form of government necessitates local participation. A unique experience in American self-government awaits. Our goal is to offer the voter new candidates in a new party and to offer citizens alternative solutions to local and global problems and disputes.
Music by Evan Peacock and Jan Hillegas (GPMS) (Copyright 2001) - Video edited by Cedrick Jenkins
"A Green Song" is for Greens to hear, sing along to, and record your own rendition and/or add video and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The copyright just tells you not to make money off this. Please sing "A Green Song" and let the world hear us!
Our 2016 Political Plan has been filed with the Secretary of State.
Mississippians Talk with Rosa Clemente
WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders said today that efforts to clean up the Gulf region after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill have not restored the ecosystem or removed the threat to public health.
Furthermore, plans for more offshore drilling, such as Exxon Mobil's development of the Julia oil field in the Gulf of Mexico (http://www.nasdaq.com/article/exxon-to-develop-julia-oil-field-in-gulf-of-mexico-for-over-4-bln-20130507-01690#ixzz2UCIWXAIC), pose a continuing and growing danger to the region and are undermining promised efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions. ...read more.
Greens March Against Monsanto
Two Mississippi Greens participated May 25, 2013 in a Jackson march and rally of about 100 people for labelling of foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms and against Monsanto's attempts to expand GMO use without labelling.
See Green experts' statement at http://greenshadowcabinet.us/statements/ecology-what-must-be-done-about-monsanto-corporation-and-why
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