Rebels in The Netherlands Block Ministry of Finance

  Last week, 40 Rebels in The Hague, The Netherlands blocked all the entrances of the Ministry of Finance. They did this as a report came out this week in which the government set out a plan to phase out the fossil fuel subsidies which are between $42.8 to $50 billion every year.
The rebels demand that the Dutch government immediately stops all fossil fuel subsidies. In the report the subsidies would be stopped in 2030 and some as late as 2035, which isn’t sufficient to halt the climate crisis.

Some of the subsidies would also only be stopped if the whole European Union did it, which would possibly cause further delay.  These plans would cause that the plan to phase out the fossil fuel subsidies would be handed over to the next government, which is currently being formed after the general elections in November 2023. Further, the right and far right have made major gains which could halt or delay plans to stop fossil fuel subsidies, something that the Dutch government has promised since 2009.

At the action it was also announced that on the 6th of April the 37th A12 blockade would happen, a highway that is located between the house of representatives and the Ministery of economics and climate,  to demand again that the Dutch government stops all fossil fuel subsidies.

In Solidarity, Finn Izarin

If we are going to avoid this hellish future for our kids and young people, we have a responsibility - a duty - to stop it if we can.

Roger Hallam, via @RogerHallamCS21 on Twitter

Last Generation - Germany took action last week.

“If we want to prevent the collapse of our society, we have to redirect – out of the fossil age and towards a sustainable, humane and socially just policy. But we are running out of time ,” emphasizes Lea-Maria Rhein (23) . “We, as the last generation, are interrupting everyday life through our protest in order to show a way out of the business as usual that has led us to the current crisis. The FDP, on the other hand, seems to disrupt and block just for the sake of disrupting. Current surveys show that it is not well received. But with every further FDP blockade, we lose valuable time for the necessary social change.”

via Letzte Generation Press Release

Sunrise ask Biden to Declare a Climate Emergency with 21 arrests in DC

Has there been a single article in any media about the recent crossing of 2°C on Feb. 8-11? Or is this now a non-event? The first 2°C crossing was Nov. 17 & 18, 2023. There were lots of articles at the time.

Eliot Jacobson, via Twitter, Feb 18, 2024






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