Activists Newsletter 11 July 2008

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11 July 2008
The Rainbow Warrior

 

Dear Greenpeace's Activist,

Yesterday, 700 people came together with Greenpeace to form a human banner and send a clear message to the government: "QUIT COAL". It’s your generous support that enabled us set to sail on the Rainbow Warrior and give a voice to the communities demanding that the Thai government ditch dirty imported coal to save the planet. If you haven’t done so already, I’d encourage you to sign the petition urging the Energy Minister to lead the energy revolution by switching to alternative energies.

"Seven years", warns Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). That's all the time we’ve got to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to safe

levels or it'll be too late to prevent catastrophic climate change which will

cause large parts of Thailand, including Bangkok, to be swallowed by the rising

seas. What's more, extreme weather events including droughts, floods and cyclones will become more frequent and more devastating.

Unfortunately the Thai government has decided to ignore this undeniable evidence and go ahead with a fossil fuel-based energy policy that will make the Kingdom ever more reliant on foreign sources of energy. Equally alarmingly, the Thai government is also exploring dangerous and expensive nuclear power as means of achieving energy independence.

Thailand is blessed with numerous sources of alternative energy, from wind to solar, from geothermal to biomass, that have the potential power the Kingdom safely and cleanly. Click here to tell the Thai government to abandon dirty coal and dangerous nuclear energy and bring in the investment to develop alternative energies.

Thank you again for all your support. I’m confident that together, we can achieve a brighter, cleaner future, with energy independence.

Mike

Captain, Rainbow Warrior

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