One of the world’s most secretive billionaires is still pouring millions into climate denial, despite scientists concluding we have reached the “gold standard” linking human activity to climate change.
So do we continue our climate denial and slowly boil like frogs or do we act now in the radical way that is needed to avoid a climate emergency?
Tomorrow Greg Muttitt, the Research Director at Oil Change International will give evidence to the UK’s parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee, which is investigating the scale and impact of UK Export Finance’s financing of fossil fuels in developing countries.
I would say we should make Greta Thunberg the national security advisor on climate and send Donald Trump and William Happer back to school to learn some basic science.
“The climate system is an angry beast, and we are poking it with sticks,” so wrote Wallace “Wally” Broecker, a leading climate scientist, who is widely credited with coining the phrase “global warming”, and who died this week.
Zero Hour, a youth-led climate justice organization, has launched a nationwide drive to get thousands of young people to add their names to the Juliana Plaintiffs.
Thousands of schoolchildren and young adults across the UK took part in a #YouthStrike4Climate today in at least 60 towns and cities from the far south west in Cornwall, to the far north in Scotland and over in Northern Ireland, too.
Some twenty four years after Saro-Wiwa’s death, along with eight of his colleagues, who were illegally murdered by the Nigerian Government for their campaign against Shell, a Dutch court today heard from the widows of those hung.
“We are concerned for the safety of our residents and our dogs”
“This landmark decision sends a clear message to the fossil fuel industry that it cannot continue to expand if we are serious about tackling climate change.”