BlackRock is the world’s largest fund manager, which has nearly US$6.5 trillion of assets under management. BlackRock may be wealthy, but that does not make it wise.
Two people from polar opposites of the political and ecological spectrum are in the news.
In these dark times, with daily doses of bad news of our growing climate emergency, we have to celebrate every climate victory we get. And last Friday there was one such victory.
“What we describe as a record heat-wave in a few decades, we will simply call that summer. A typical summer’s day will be like the most extreme day we have seen in our lifetimes, at this point.”
No wonder Trump and the Republicans are excited at Boris Johnson becoming the UK Prime Minister. He is one of their own. He is cut from the same cloth. He is a climate denier.
As our climate emergency deepens, as the once great Arctic icescapes melt before our eyes, and once majestic glaciers break up and melt and disappear, we are left to put plaques in their place to lament our lost world.
The new Democratic Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, is coming under pressure to make good pre-election promises to rapidly move the state away from fossil fuels.
Since taking office, the Trump administration has offered close to 378 million acres of public lands and waters for oil and gas leasing, which is more acreage than any other administration in history.
The Waorani people of Ecuador have won a historic victory in court protecting half a million acres of their territory in the Amazon from oil drilling.
Is history about to repeat itself? Fourteen years after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans and the coast of Louisiana, the region is bracing itself for Tropical Storm Barry.