We are in a climate emergency. The warnings from Antarctica are real. The message is simple. Big Oil is not to be trusted as driving the solution to the problem they created.
Despite our climate emergency and the massive demand reduction caused by COVID-19, American oil executives say it would be “folly” for them to switch to renewables.
The oil industry maybe dying, but it will still pollute us for decades after its death.
The deadly future that scientists warned us about is here. For years, climate scientists modeled how if we made the earth hotter, that heat had consequences. Unrelenting heat dries vegetation and makes it more likely to burn. It warms the oceans, increasing the fuel available for tropical cyclones.
Large parts of the American West are currently on fire. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed. At least seven people are dead in different states. An unknown number are missing. Tens of thousands remain under evacuation orders.
The signs are ominous as yet another climate record is reached. California is once again burning. From near the southern Mexico border, to San Diego and the forests of the Sierra Nevada over two million acres of the sunshine state were on fire yesterday.
The British Government, as hosts of COP26, had an opportunity to show real climate leadership and start a just transition away from fossil fuels. But they just offered over 100 drilling licenses
The once mighty Exxon has just suffered the corporate humiliation of being booted out the highly influential Dow Jones Industrial Index.
As we have been repeatedly saying for months, we are witnessing the end of the oil age. Even once great giants are now crumbling at their core.
Divesting from fossil fuels and ending environmental racism goes hand-in-hand with defunding the police in the fight for racial justice and reinvestment in Black and Brown communities.