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Climate Change and Mining Industry: What Can We Learn from Latin American Resistance to Mining?

By Lucas Christel

The mining industry strongly contributes to global warming and climate change. On the one hand, mining is one of the major emitters of greenhouse gases globally and consumes enormous amounts of energy and water (Climate Democracy 2016). On the other hand, this industry is a central component of a model of excessive consumption of resources and financial speculation linked to the use of minerals.

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Moving Towns, Murdered Priests, and the Most Expensive Pies in the World

This post was written by Esteban Izquierdo a 4th year student at the University of British Columbia.

Vancouver British Columbia, home of over 800 mining and resource company headquarters, is the new capital of the global mining industry. This week the city celebrates mining with a series of galas and luncheons, and with the throwing of ‘the most expensive cream pies in the world’ at local celebrities and industry heavies.

Vancouver anti-mining activists say there is nothing to celebrate. Continue reading

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