Friday, March 28, 2014

Taiwan should reject trade agreements and focus on #peakoil

So-called free trade agreements make banks free to enslave you with debt, and trade small business for corporate jobs and unemployment.

Taiwan does not need to give in to any of the big powers trying to force their way in. We should focus on reducing the use of fossil fuels.

Reduce the bus fares gradually to zero. Gradually increase motor fuel tax. Get away from sprawl and development and fix what we already have.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

The Observer: "People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region, one of the most vulnerable on Earth to the impact of global warming, the UN states."

Monday, March 10, 2014

People of Taiwan do not want nuclear energy - tens of thousands hit the street

Taipei Times: "Tens of thousands of people braved the rain yesterday afternoon to take part in nationwide demonstrations calling for an end to nuclear power plants in Taiwan.
The protests, staged three days ahead of the third anniversary of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster in Japan, took place simultaneously in Taipei, Greater Taichung, Greater Kaohsiung and Taitung."