Real life Rising Tide! and they're not happy
Okay, maybe it's only whining...
Sometimes our idols die hard.This long time Marvel Comics true believer is finding Joss Whedon’s new TV showAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a deal breaker after decades of love and devotion to Marvel Comics and Whedon’s fantasy world that’s given us Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But now, the other true love of my life, Rising Tide North America, is under attack by the real corporate super villains, Disney and ABC Studios, seeking to co-opt our name and brand for some ratings and commercial air time with Whedon’s new show.
We are the REAL Rising Tide
Rising Tide is an all-volunteer international climate justice network challenging the root causes climate change.Rising Tide originated in 2000 at the sixth United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) meeting at the Hague. It formed as direct action network forming an opposition to the talks were deeply influenced by corporate lobbyists, marginalizing representatives in the Global South and pushing carbon markets as a (false) solution to the climate crisis. Over 300 groups from both the Global South and Global North signed the Rising Tide statement in 2000. Since then Rising Tide network have grown and spread throughout the United Kingdom, Australia and North America.
More at the link.
And they want Disney/ABC/Marvel to change the name of the Rising Tide found in Agents of SHIELD. Because it could "cause confusion" or something.
Of course, there's also Rising Tide Studios (founded in 1996)
, a record label (founded in 1995)
, a couple of books, movies, etc.
So maybe they don't have a leg to stand on.
(This might make for a good article)