“If we push the Earth system too far, then it takes over and determines its own response—past that point there will be little we can do about it.”
Trump’s talk is entitled “America’s Environmental Leadership”, despite the fact that his Administration has pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, denies the climate crisis, promotes fossil fuels at all costs, and is gutting dozens upon dozens of environmental regulations.
OPEC concedes that climate campaigners are “perhaps the greatest threat to our industry going forward”.
The head of Strategy for BP, Dominic Emery, has admitted that some of the company’s oil and gas “won’t see the light of day.”
To coincide with the G20 summit last week, thousands of activists from around the world – in Japan, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Australia, the US – mobilized to protest against Japan’s continued financing of dirty coal.
The warning could not be more stark. As the world warms, we face a “climate apartheid,” where the rich “escape overheating, hunger, and conflict” in an increasingly small geographical area, whilst the rest of us are “left to suffer.”
“There is no regulatory framework for fracking that will keep the toxins out of air and water, or will protect the climate from carbon and methane releases. It can’t be done. It can’t be made safe. Like lead paint, we finally have to ban it.”
One of Britain’s biggest fund managers has started selling shares in Exxon Mobil, “saying America’s largest oil company isn’t doing enough to address climate change.”
“This is like declaring war on cancer and then announcing a campaign to promote smoking.”
“Every year there’s a new temperature record, it’s getting worse and worse and you feel like a broken record saying it. This should be the number one urgent conversation happening right now because it’s not just going to be Alaska, it’s going to be other communities all over the US”