Happy Fossil Fools Day! A day to "celebrate" the leaders of politic and industry who are foolishly (or greedily) still promoting, fighting...
Happy Fossil Fools Day! A day to "celebrate" the leaders of politic and industry who are foolishly (or greedily) still promoting, fighting for, or profiting from the extraction, trading, and combustion of fossil fuels. A special day to spotlight the malfeasance and corruption and-I'd hope-to highlight the beautiful potential of a clean energy economy.Of course, there will be plenty of rabble-rousing as well. Some of the more hard line environmental and climate activist groups-like Rising Tide North America-are promising to "pull a prank that packs a punch," and have actions planned targeting oil companies, banks that are funding mountaintop removal, tar sands developers, and even some of the "Big Green" environmental groups who've been accused of taking money from corporate polluters. Here's a map, if you want to get involved. And the twitter feed is @fossilfoolsday.For my part, I'd like to nominate Charles and David Koch, the secretive petro-billionaires behind the second largest privately owned company in the United States, and who were recently called out in a bang-up Greenpeace report that's going to deserve its very own blog post.Accepting your Fossil Fool nominations in the comments, or shout them out to @GOOD (and tag #fossilfool).