United States, Mozambique, Exxonmobil discussed on Ring of Fire Radio


It would donate three hundred thousand to relief efforts ExxonMobil's two thousand eighteen quarterly profits six billion dollars three hundred thousand dollars is less than seven minutes of their two thousand eighteen prophets author and activist Naomi Klein re tweeted Patel's tweet adding tell Exxon to pay its climate debts starting right now. About Nagarajan response. I absolutely agree with that analysis from sales and from Naomi, I mean, Mozambique did not create this climate crisis. Our people have contributed almost nothing to the climate crisis. But this is the eye of the climate crisis that it affects those who did not do anything to create it. And it affects does the most. So the poorest and the most vulnerable people on the planet are going to be affected the most, and that's what's happening in Mozambique right now, and we really want to pull out those responsible. So this is about the rich countries. Amy way you're sitting at the moment the United States. This is about Europe, and Australia, and Japan and for yours yours. Societies have built up your societies using the fossil fuels. And now, we know this is what it's caused in the atmosphere. So we call out the rich countries, even the UK government has promised some some amount of money, but the UK go home in just a few days ago has approved a new coal mine in their territory soul. This is an absolute affront to you know, we we need to deal with the climate crisis. We need to stop dirty energy dirty and harmful energies everywhere. But this is about historical responsibilities. So that needs to happen in the northern countries. I to stop fossil fuels to stop dirty and harmful energies. And then as you say, we don't want this and our country's either. So our organization Zsa zombie. Untold is it again. Exploited gas in the very north of Mozambique right under Tanzania. And it's ExxonMobil that's involved. It's any from Italy that's involved, and it's an darker, which is another US corporation, and we have been working with a group of allies from all over the world because there is a huge loss for this gasfield in Muslim be. And we are going to fight because we don't want energy in our countries eat up. I'm in seventy percent of the people of Mozambique don't have access to electric, and obviously the situation is going to get much worse after this disaster. Because of how many power lines have been knocked off, and because of how many villages have disappeared. But this is not the way to get energy. We don't have any more space to keep emitting. These these greenhouse gas emissions and to have this horrible dirty energy, which is affecting people on the ground. We pushing for repayment of the climate debt, which means we didn't create the crisis. So those who did give us the finance to be able to actually deal with this on the ground. And you know, we want to we want to fight for people centered renewable energy for our people. That's the future that we want to see. And of course, this disaster has showed us that we need we need to be able to build up the resilience of our people we need to have, sir. Survival strategies for people because the ocean is coming into people's houses. I mean agriculture is going to start failing. We're seeing impacts intensifying all over the world, and how are the poorest and the most vulnerable people who don't have these strategies of survival. How are they actually going to live? So this is what we are fighting for repayment of the climate debt. Stop the dirty and harmful energies. And let's. Let's have an energy transformation towards people centered renewable energy that's what we're fighting for dip day. But I was wondering if you can end by talking about the significance of the climate school strike led by Greta Tinbergen, Sweden, who's just been nominated for a Nobel peace prize. The sixteen year old climate activists millions of young people walked out of schools across the world. And also what's happening in the United States with this new congress. The most diverse congress in US history with Alexandra Castro Cortes, the New York. Congress member pushing for the green new deal what this looks like from your vantage point in Mozambique, and right now in Malaysia where you're at a climate summit the same kind of tree that's historically the biggest greenhouse gas. And where President Trump has pulled the United States out of the UN. Climate summit and the Paris peace accord, well, not the summit they go to push fossil fuels, but the Paris climate accord. Absolutely wonderful question. Actually, we've been meeting with some of the the Malaysian activists to organize the strike in the city of Penang last week on Friday. And I think it's wonderful. What's happening across the world initiated from Greta Tandberg in Sweden who are team from friends of the ads were Witter and allies were winter in in the UN climate negotiations, lots December, I think it's absolutely wonderful. And she's what she's saying about system. Change is very very critical because that is what is going to take that level of transformation is what we need to be able to stop the climate cry. Isos, but also to serve the people who the current system never served those who don't have electrical and those who struggled to have food on the table. I mean, we're talking about a world of increasing inequality. So we as the Muslim because of the international we're really pushing for this transformational agenda, and I was really happy to see Greta actually talking about it. However, I don't think that the school strikers in some of the other countries are actually making those leaks. And and that's where I think we want to also a connection those of us from solid from the southern countries. We would love to talk to you. We would love to talk to the school. Strikers, we would love to talk to those in the parliament to the US who are who are pushing this green new deal to say, this is absolutely wonderful. What you're doing? Let's not forget about equity. Let's not forget about the salt. Let's not forget about historical responsibility. So I think I think the war. Happening is wonderful. We want to make sure that they realized we are also in the boat with them. And there is a respond. They have not used to stopping climate change. But actually doing it an equitable way. So I'm offering myself. I'm available anytime to speak to school strikers to speak with people in the US. Onerous for allies. We've just been talking about this at our climate Justice meetings. We really want to reach out we really need to strengthen the the narrative of equity and of historical responsibility within the within the climate within the green, you do you like that are wonderful opportunities. Remember, I wanna thank you very much as you talk about remembering the south day. But now gar with friends of the earth international climate Justice and energy coordinator, usually based in Maputo, Mozambique. Joining us now from a climate Justice conference in Penang, Malaysia, this is democracy. Now when we come back Lakota historian Nick ESTES on his new book. Our history is the future. Stay with us. Directions by Rio's, featuring nocco,.

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