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Ireland to Divest From Fossil Fuels

Positive Future #205 (Feature photo – Coat of Arms of Ireland – CCA 3.0 Unported) Ireland, a modest-sized nation of 6.5 million people, is the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels. Called the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, all public monies that have been invested in fossil fuel companies will be sold and pulled out. The sell-off is estimated to be around $500 million across some 150 different companies. Passed by Ireland’s Lower House, the bill still needs to be passed by its Upper House. Broad political support for the divestment from Ireland’s political parties means that the bill is expected to pass and become law by…

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Catholic Finances Move Against Fossil Fuels

Positive Future #136 (Feature photo – Pope Francis – CCA SA 2.0 Generic – Korea.net)) In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations that are divesting their trust funds from fossil fuel investments. This now brings the total number of Catholic organizations that have joined the fossil-fuel divestment movement to 90. It should also be noted that the Catholic pope has been calling on his followers to fight climate change. The Pope’s followers include 5,237 Bishops, 415,792 Priests, 44,566 Deacons and almost 1.3 billion members. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Fossil Fuels – Is the Writing on the Wall?

Positive Future #4 (Feature photo – Norges Bank – photo in the public domain) What is your take on fossil fuels? We know that it’s permeation into our culture is extensive, particularly in agriculture and the food chain. However, are fossil fuels headed towards extinction? One way to figure out what is happening is to follow the money trail – that is the number of investment funds exiting fossil fuel stocks and bonds. Investments funds controlling some $5.5 trillion in investments have either divested or are in the process of divesting their portfolios of fossil fuel investments. That number is about to grow by another $ 1 trillion as Norges…

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Food and the Oil of Things

Touch the Soil News #482 To state that the food chain is “oil” dependent is an understatement. Commercial fertilizers, the fuels that run farm equipment, the fuels that propel transportation trucks and the fuels that power processing facilities, grocery stores and our kitchen appliances are anchored in oil. There are two mega-trends unfolding in the oil industry that are not covered by mainstream media. However, these mega-trends could well bring the world to a tipping point where fossil fuels could rapidly become a dinosaur of the past.   Mega-Trend #1 – The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement: In 2011, a few students on college campuses urged their administrators to sell off…

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