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SF Rally Against Carbon Trading Photos

by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
Rally against carbon trading staged in front of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.
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In order to respond to the present climate emergency in a just and equitable way, the rich countries of the world must take a lead on reducing greenhouse gas pollution that is threatening global climate catastrophe. But corporations and rich developed nations are pushing for policies that would allow them to “reduce” emissions by purchasing carbon “credits.” Unfortunately, carbon credits can be created through offset projects which supposedly reduce emissions in developing countries so that the companies or people purchasing the offsets don’t have to do anything to reduce emissions themselves. The problem is that these projects are frequently hard to monitor and fail to deliver the emissions reductions that they promise. Offsets essentially allow rich countries and corporations to purchase indulgences to keep polluting.
§Carbon traders street theater
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Rally organizer
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Rally against carbon trading
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Jeff Ritterman, Vice Mayor of Richmond
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Rally against carbon trading
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Carbon trading, the next wall street bubble
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Speaker
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Rally against carbon trading
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Marriott security and police
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Rally against carbon trading
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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