Being a “leader” among laggards doesn’t cut it when we’re in a climate emergency – a crisis that the oil and gas industry has done the most to cause.
Despite our climate emergency and the massive demand reduction caused by COVID-19, American oil executives say it would be "folly" for them to switch to renewables.
This is a crossroads. The fires, the floods, the heat, the melting tell us how urgent it is. But the financial and industry news tells us that urgency has somewhere to go: to push harder to defang and dismantle the fossil fuel industry, and to protect communities along the way.
The oil industry maybe dying, but it will still pollute us for decades after its death.