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Stop Fossil Fuels researches and disseminates effective strategies and tactics to halt fossil fuel combustion as fast as possible.
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Stop Fossil Fuels Aug 17
says: Civilization's a heat engine consuming resources & excreting waste. Improved energy efficiency only accelerates conversion of life to wasteland. We must choose: industrial economy or habitable planet.
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Stop Fossil Fuels Aug 10
UN science reports and neoliberal policymaking understate climate threats. IPCC & UNFCC are designed to hinder action & delay necessary consumption cuts. Politicians won't . We must directly shut down the flows ourselves.
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Stop Fossil Fuels Aug 3
Human population is already in overshoot, and growing. Meanwhile, our impact on global ecology decreases world carrying capacity every day. A crash is inevitable. The sooner we put on the brakes, the gentler the transition.
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Stop Fossil Fuels Jul 21
What does it take to meet actual human needs? Not 24/7 unlimited electricity access. To improve energy security, we must make infrastructure less reliable. and of energy supplies promise a
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Stop Fossil Fuels Jul 13
"Derailment"—film of WW2 era experiments on the best way to derail trains. This Hackaday page no longer embeds a working video, but has a good summary and a fun comment section: The actual video is archived at
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Stop Fossil Fuels Jul 6
Civil disobedience done right can play an important role in stopping fossil fuels. Indigenous Ecuadorans shut down oil wells & a major highway for days. Their direct action with material impacts forced government concessions.
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Stop Fossil Fuels Jun 29
"A deliberate act of biological terrorism so simple it could be perpetrated by your grandmother could precipitate an economic crisis of unprecedented dimensions." — Preface to *One River* by Wade Davis
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Stop Fossil Fuels Jun 29
Note that the video isn't actually by us. We're posting the excellent Ashes Ashes podcast on YouTube to give it more exposure, and recommend all their episodes.
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Stop Fossil Fuels Jun 15
The IPBES Global Assessment is to biodiversity as IPCC reports are to climate change. The news is dire: 1 million species at risk of extinction, wild mammals down 82%, half of coral reefs lost & worse:
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Stop Fossil Fuels Jun 8
Just as we must learn from military strategy, we should learn from the business world to maximize our effectiveness. If you aren’t as organized & productive as you'd like, Getting Things Done is a good place to start: and
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Stop Fossil Fuels Jun 1
The brave ecowarriors defending the planet against industrialism are fighters in asymmetric conflict. Surprise actions followed by rapid withdrawal can compensate for being outnumbered and outgunned. Learn about initiative and hit & run:
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Stop Fossil Fuels May 25
*The Reluctant Radical* explores the necessity of direct action, asking when we'll be willing to do whatever it takes to halt planetary destruction? At the very least, we must move from symbolic and passive protests to
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Stop Fossil Fuels May 18
The electric grid & is fossil fuels are interdependent. Intriguingly, electric substations can be easily disabled. Shooting cooling fins on transformers can put these critical components out of service for months.
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Stop Fossil Fuels May 11
Ashes Ashes podcast: intelligent, in-depth, well-researched examination of systemic problems and what people can do. This episode looks at global warming impacts on the Arctic. Further warming is inevitable, but we can limit the extent:
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Stop Fossil Fuels May 4
In 2013, unknown saboteurs disabled a major Silicon Valley electric substation for a month—simply by shooting exposed & vulnerable transformers. With 19 minutes of shooting, they damaged 17 of these critical grid components, expensive & slow to replace.
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Stop Fossil Fuels Apr 27
Dahr Jamail's climate dispatch on the worsening crisis: critical survey of the unraveling biosphere & the ridiculously inadequate human response to the emergency. We need to . Learn how we can:
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Stop Fossil Fuels Apr 20
Inspiring to fossil fuels: unknown activists attacked ten pieces of infrastructure near the Hambach coal mine, in a surprise night attack. They leveraged small numbers for big impact. As far as we can tell, they were never caught.
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Stop Fossil Fuels Apr 13
, a sustainability professional grappling with climate collapse, wrote . It went viral with people desperately worried about the future yet presented only with shallow "solutions." Learn how his paper relates to
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Stop Fossil Fuels Apr 12
We're tabling tomorrow in Pahoa, Hawai'i! Visit us at the Tropical Living Festival @ Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science (HAAS). Saturday, April 13 between 10 and 2.
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Stop Fossil Fuels Apr 6
Late 2018: someone(s) (no one was ever caught) uses drones in a simple low-cost, low-risk airport disruption. Return on investment: $500,000 to 1. Activists must find similar leverage in the asymmetric struggle to
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