"At Lloyd’s of London, specialist underwriters and insurance companies, grouped together as syndicates, operate globally, insuring around 40% of the global energy market. A very large part of this is fossil fuels. Lloyd’s is a central part of the wider London insurance market, writing more than half of its total premium. The London Market Group reported that, in 2018, the combined London insurance market accounted for 55% of global energy sector insurance premiums."
"... The government recently published its energy security strategy. However, rather than focusing on home insulation, energy efficiency and onshore wind as most experts suggest, the strategy promotes the expansion of oil and gas production... And as a self-proclaimed leader in global climate action, the UK’s doubling down on fossil fuels also sends a dangerous message to the rest of the world..."
Property Will Cost Us the Earth
Direct Action and the Future of the Global Climate Movement by Verso Books Edited by Jessie Kindig Introduction by Andreas Malm (free download)
For all, but particularly those in or near despair: hear (and read) Tony Ord: https://80000hours.org/podcast/episodes/toby-ord-the-precipice-existential-risk-future-humanity/
You can get a free copy of his book at: https://80000hours.org/book-giveaway/
Lockboxes; a guide: http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/lockbox.html
"Lockdowns can be used to stop movement into and out of an area, providing a spectacle perfect for attracting media or other attention. They can stall traffic to allow support teams to hold [rallies], and distribute leaflets to or otherwise engage drivers stuck in traffic... Lockdowns... are descended from a long heritage of non-violent civil disobedience that many civilians find less threatening than other brands of direct action..." #nonviolence
@ScientistRebellion Oh, wow!
There's great nuance in this piece, and, even with all the caveats, this is still very alarming, both as a statement of fact, and as an example of what can go wrong with large-scale data collection and collaboration.
> Mark Serreze, director of the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center... points out that Arctic amplification is never a fixed ratio... “As a result, I’m always in favor of looking at it as a range,” he says. “Two times to four times.”