After the UN climate Summit, Andrew Steer, head of the World Resources Institute and a former World Bank official, said the Big Polluters fell “woefully short” of expectations. “Their lack of ambition stands in sharp contrast with the growing demand for action around the world.”
Greta and 15 other young people have just filed what is being described as a “world-changing lawsuit” suing five of the world’s major carbon polluters for violating their rights as children.
Millions of people are marching and striking in over 150 countries. Today is going to be the biggest climate protest in history. Today, we make history. And tomorrow will be different. Business as usual will be no more.
“I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take action”.
Twice as many Americans want climate action, not war. It is that simple.
The Trump Administration has signalled its “aggressive” intent to open up the entire coastal plain of the Arctic National Widlife Refuge, long seen as America’s last true wilderness and seen as its Crown Jewels or the America’s Serengeti.
As the fires rage and Australia warms, it is only natural that Australians are becoming increasingly worried about climate change, droughts and floods. However, rather than recognize our climate emergency, the minister responsible for responding to drought and natural disasters in the country, David Littleproud, is a climate denier. He has said that that he doesn’t “know if climate change is manmade”.
But no matter the evidence, the climate deniers are planning for one last stand
Big Oil knows it is gambling with our future. It is deliberately doing so. Because of its actions, it is not just the people of the Bahamas that will face the consequences of our warming world. We all will.
BP is selling what it once called its “Jewel in the Crown”, its Alaskan operations. But it leaves a toxic legacy..