Climate Change & Energy Crisis


Update November 15, 2022. Rebellion Group: “Kappen met Kolen“, an offspring of XR Rebellion, blocked a Hard Coal distributing Freight Train in Port of Amsterdam Harbour, since they sincerely believe continuous use of Fossil Fuels and Hard Coal has to stop now. They aim at preventing the extinction of Life on Earth. Most of them were arrested by Police.

Climate Change & Energy Crisis. Fossil Fuels. So needed to fuel our lives and our economy, to make our smartphones and computers work, to pay for salaries of entire communities of workers. And, since the invention of electricity, it’s produced by fossil fuels, like hard and brown coal. Meanwhile, 150 years or so later, scientists discovered, that burning fossil fuels pollutes the earth in extreme ways with Carbon Gasses like CO2, transforming the atmosphere, the climate, the weather. Entire communities are affected and climate change is just one angle. Entire villages are wiped from the face of the earth due to mining activities, forcing people to relocate multiple times to newly build homes and villages. Health Issues & Crime are in abundance. Investors relocate their funds towards environmental friendly corporations to safeguard corporate reputations, affecting old people’s pensions. Windmills, water and solar power is being build and nuclear energy is being out phased and then reconsidered. Climate activism by XR Rebellion and others, has seen light of day and will increate in intensity, until politicians and corporate forces change their attitude towards their earning models and hugely increased profits. Meanwhile disaster and conflict will increase and rumble throughout entire societies. On top a company like RWE sued the Dutch Government for multiple billions of Euro’s, due to preliminary shut downs off coal fuelled power plants years before their expected end of lifespan; a financial disaster for this Germany based electricity producer.

This is an ongoing, photo report of mining and (ab)use of black and brown coal and its effects on landscape, climate, communities and economy. Global Warming, Climate Crisis & Energy Transition is just one, major issue we have to deal with as a world wide community. If you consider funding this photo report, please don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail.

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