A document from the early nineties reveals that Mobil was worried about climate change and secondly it was already funding groups with the intention of obfuscating the debate.
No matter how much spin they put on it, Canada is heading for its Kodak-climate moment.
We are struck by some parallels between the Ogoni struggle, the insistent energy of the recent School Strikes and Extinction Rebellion’s actions over the past weeks.
The energy company EDF is coming under intense pressure in Scotland to help pioneer a “just transition” from oil to renewables by investing in wind turbine manufacture in the UK, rather than outsourcing the work to Asia.
The Irish Government has been accused of being a “puppet” of the oil and gas industry, and deliberately trying to “sabotage” a landmark Climate Emergency Measures Bill, just weeks after its Parliament declared a climate emergency.
The Trump Administration is redoubling its assault on the climate. Part of that is trying to redefine fossil fuels as “molecules of U.S. freedom” and “freedom gas.”
The world’s largest oil exporter has signalled that it is investing in the world’s largest shale play. And that can only be further bad news for the climate.
We live in a climate emergency, British children live in poverty in record numbers. Young people rightly care about climate change in ever increasingly numbers. It does not have to be this way. The solution is there, we just need the political will to make it happen. We need a just transition now.
We are all now a living experiment. Never before in human history have carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million.
In Sweden, flying is becoming the new tobacco, and there is increasingly a feeling of “Flygskam” or “flight shame”.