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This weekend we heard breaking news that the Swedish government has approved the sale of Vattenfall’s German lignite coal operations to Czech company EPH. They’ve failed the most important climate test yet for Sweden’s climate leadership.

This makes it clear our politicians won’t act on their own to keep fossil fuels in the ground – will you pledge now to do what it takes to protect us from a climate crisis?

Sweden had an incredible opportunity to stop the sale and commit to keep Vattenfall’s dirty lignite reserves in the ground — instead our government has just thrown its climate commitments out of the window, now wanting to put their efforts into EU emissions trading, a market based mechanism which has consistently failed to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

In May, thousands of us joined together to show Vattenfall and the government just how easy it was for people to shut down those German coal mines. We raised the debate to keep it in the ground to a completely new level. When we started, this looked like a done deal but our movement managed to get public opinion on our side and made sure the government could not quietly sign off the deal without a fight. Though the decision is heavy news, it’s clear that we’re gaining the momentum and strength we will need to achieve a just transition away from fossil fuels.

It’s also clearer than ever that it’s going to be left to us to take the action necessary to ensure fossil fuels are kept in the ground. Are you ready to step up and take the leadership that our politicians seem so incapable of?

Pledge now that you’ll organise and take action. Pledge to keep fossil fuels in the ground and hold the Swedish government to account for the climate promises they made in Paris.

We’ve come so far, and we’re not going to stop here.

Take care and get organised,
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Taburettkrameriet blir sänke i nästa val

Ja, detta är en klar kabinettsfråga, fjun är fjun och statsmannaskap är statsmannaskap, vanligtvis förblir de, just som i detta fall, åtskilda:

Risken: EPH, den tilltänkte tjeckiska köparen, kan komma att med hjälp av Vattenfalls brukolsfyndigheter öppna nya kolbrytningar som motsvarar 24 gånger Sveriges årliga utsläpp av koldioxid.

Det är dessa siffror och dessa relationer man skall ha i fokus när man begrundar det nu tagna beslutet om grönt ljus från regeringen för försäljning av Vattenfalls brunkolsfyndigheter i Tyskland.

Det hela påminner lite om Storebrorstänket från Hitlers Mein Kampf, här i citat från

”All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.”

— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X[1]

(lite skämmigt att ge detta citat på engelska men jag och flera tillhör ju de generationer som har lite torftig tyska i bagaget)

I det nu brännande kolfallet är det förstås inte fråga om att direkt ljuga om vilka katastrofala dimensioner kolbrytningen har utan snarare om att låta de jättelika utsläppen få förbli ouppmärksammade och okommenterade i den utsträckning som de egentligen förtjänar.

Men effekten på den allmänna opinionen blir likartad: om regeringen säger ja kan det nog inte vara så farligt och Vattenfall behöver ju pengarna, särskilt med tanke på bolagets andra dåliga affärer.

Nånstans ska ju bonuspengar och arvoden finansieras, en liten styrelseordförandepost i bolaget skulle väl inte heller sitta fel när saker och ting hunnit sjunka undan.