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North County Climate Change Alliance Webinar: Fossils, Fertilizers, and False Solutions

February 9, 2023 @ 7:30 pm CST

Thursday, February 9th at 7:30 pm Central

Please join to hear from Steven Feit, an attorney from the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). The discussion will expand on the findings of a recent report done by CEIL entitled Fossils, Fertilizers, and False Solutions. We will learn how fertilizers drive the exceedance of several planetary boundaries, their deep links to fossil fuels, and how the two industries are pursuing an aligned agenda to slow the needed climate transition.

Fertilizers and pesticides are interdependent inputs to a destructive food production model that is contributing to catastrophic biodiversity collapse, toxic pollution, and the violation of human rights.

There is also an often-overlooked dimension of the threat posed by these agrochemicals: their fossil fuel origins. Synthetic nitrogen fertilizer and pesticides are fossil fuels in another form, making them an under recognized but significant driver of the climate crisis. Moreover, the very processes inherent in fertilizer production puts it at the center of fossil fuel industry plans to greenwash their products through carbon capture, hydrogen, and ammonia.


February 9, 2023
7:30 pm CST
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