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Video of the Climate Scientists at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting

The following video shows the Nebraska Peace Foundation asking Warren Buffet and the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway to divest from fossil fuels. Climate Change needs to be the topic of conversation at all large corporate meetings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVUi_CBFUfg&feature=youtu.be

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Statement from 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting

The Nebraska Peace Foundation put forth a resolution at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders meeting on May 6, 2017, asking Warren Buffet and his shareholders to divest from fossil fuel. Though we were dismissed without comment by Warren Buffett, we still think it is important that the statements given by the testifiers be read by all. The following are the statements made at the meeting regarding our resolution. Click HERE for a link to the video of the presentation.

Michael Mann Remarks
Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting May 6, 2017

Dr. Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center, is internationally renowned for his ground-breaking research on climate change—including the famed “hockey stick curve.” The author of more than 200 publications and three books, Professor Mann was selected by Bloomberg News as one of the fifty most influential people in 2013. His most recent book, co-authored with Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tom Toles, is The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy. mann@psu.edu

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Climate Change Experts to Address Warren Buffett on Fossil Fuel Divestment Proposal

Three nationally prominent climate scientists will attend the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Meeting Saturday May 6 to urge the company’s divestment of its fossil fuel holdings. Dr. Michael Mann, Dr. Richard Somerville and Retired Rear Admiral David Titley will each take a turn at the microphone to speak in support of the Nebraska Peace Foundation shareholder proposal calling for Berkshire Hathaway to completely divest from fossil fuels over the next twelve years.

“We are honored that three such eminent climate scientists have volunteered to come to the 2017 Shareholder Meeting to directly address Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Bill Gates and the other Berkshire Hathaway board members about the growing peril of climate change,” said Loyal Park, Nebraska Peace Foundation president. “The science clearly states that, to avert the worst effects of climate disruption, we must begin reducing our carbon emissions, starting today. Continued investment in fossil fuels—in coal, in oil, in natural gas and in tar sands—will make it all but impossible to keep global temperatures from rising above 2 degrees Celsius, jeopardizing any chance we have to limit the destruction and chaos of climate change. We have no choice but to start winding down our fossil fuel use now and invest full bore in clean energy sources like wind and solar.”

In its statement urging a vote against the divestment proposal, the Berkshire Hathaway board of directors declared that the company “should not limit its universe of potential investments based upon complex social and moral issues.” That the Berkshire Hathaway board would take such a narrow view on climate change, Mr. Park said, tells the Nebraska Peace Foundation that the company’s directors haven’t yet grasped the overarching threat global warming poses economically and environmentally—let alone the social and moral implications.

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Climate Change as Genocide Inaction Equals Annihilation

Tomgram: Michael Klare, Do African Famines Presage Global Climate-Change Catastrophe?
Posted by Michael Klare at 8:19am, April 20, 2017.
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There are the terrorists, who get attention out of all proportion to their actual clout, and then there are those with big-time clout -- I think of them as the terrarists -- who get almost no attention at all. Back in May 2013, I came up with that term and here’s how I described those I thought it should apply to:

“We have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group: genocide. And one for the conscious destruction of aspects of the environment: ecocide. But we don’t have a word for the conscious act of destroying the planet we live on, the world as humanity had known it until, historically speaking, late last night. A possibility might be ‘terracide’ from the Latin word for earth. It has the right ring, given its similarity to the commonplace danger word of our era: terrorist.

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NFP Statement on U.S. Acts of Aggression

The United States movement toward what in any other time would be understood to be acts of war, in the destruction of the lives and property of members of sovereign nations, is not satisfactory. In recent days, we have had two acts of aggression, one the rocket bombing of Syria and the other the MOAB bombing of Afghanistan, without an invocation of the War Powers Act or a declaration of war. Presently, Mr. Trump is threatening to do “something about” North Korea without a public discussion or congressional action.

If our nation is to expect lawful behavior of its citizens, it must expect to obey is own constitution and international law. This implies action in conformity with the U. S. Constitution and the charter of the United Nations. Attacks on sovereign nations without lawful and visibly constitutional action prior, to give sanction to the attacks, no matter how nobly motivated supposedly these attacks are, take us outside of U.S. and international law and make us a nation of brute force rather than of laws. Please write to or call our leaders on this matter.

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