Is Exxon changing its stance on climate change under new chairman Rex Tillerson? That is the question posed yesterday by the New York Times. “If Rex W. Tillerson has his way, Exxon Mobil will no longer be the oil company that environmentalists love to hate … Mr. Tillerson has gone out of his way to … Read More
More insightful comments from readers in today’s Independent: “The scientific background to the climate change debate is rather frightening, so that those with knowledge and power are stunned by the problems ahead. If they are not addressed, I foresee the breakdown of civilisation as we know it”.
Great article on Alternet today by Chad Heeter about the amount of fossil fuels needed to make your average breakfast. According to Heeter “an average of over seven calories of fossil fuel is burned up for every calorie of energy we get from our food. This means that in eating my 400 calorie breakfast, I … Read More
In the first ever ranking of the Top 100 companies, BP and DuPont have come out as top “leaders” for their climate change strategies. Not surprisingly ExxonMobil is seen as a “laggard”.
Tony Blair has been accused of caving in to American pressure by proposing a new “watered-down” replacement for the Kyoto Protocol that relies on new technology rather than binding emission cuts as the solution to climate change.
Yesterday, The Independent newspaper in the UK did something rather amazing – it asked it’s readers for their views. Rather than giving readers the usual dose of opinion from the great and the good, the paper asked for the opinion of its readers. And they asked it on the most pressing issue of all: Climate … Read More
Polar Ice Caps Are Melting Faster Than Ever… More And More Land Is Being Devastated By Drought… Rising Waters Are Drowning Low-Lying Communities… By Any Measure, Earth Is At … The Tipping Point … The climate is crashing, and global warming is to blame. Why the crisis hit so soon–and what we can do about … Read More
Do you remember George W’s promise to end oil addiction? Part of that process would be beginning to end the vast subsidies given to the oil industry at tax-payers expense.
The day before Tony Blair addresses a key scientific conference on climate change in New Zealand, the British government has finally admitted what many long suspected, that – wait for it – it will fail to meet its often repeated manifesto commitment on cutting carbon dioxide emissions.
Good news from Britain’s wind energy. It is set to exceed expectations with 50% more wind farms powering British homes and industry by 2010 than predicted four years ago, according to new figures published by the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA).