As the world’s attention is focussed on the outcome of the US election, a disaster is unfolding live further south. As I write, Hurricane Eta is battering the coast of Nicaragua, with experts warning it could lead to catastrophic winds, flooding and loss of life.
You cannot be a climate leader and bankroll LNG expansion at the same time. And land defenders and climate organizers are getting ready to force an end to LNG if you don’t do it yourself.
Shell’s dirty shadow now stains the Court. Barrett must recuse herself from any climate legislation. Anything less will make a mockery of the Supreme Court and American Justice.
WEO 2020 is only a small step forward when the world needs a giant leap. Now the IEA has to finish the job and fix the WEO.
Just as we have seen dark money fund climate denial and undermine climate discourse, it now seems to be undermining American justice, too.
Jacinda Ardern has drawn global praise for her response to COVID-19. Now it’s time for her Government to show radical far-reaching action on climate change. Show the world what a true Just Transition looks like.
As ever with science not everything is as it seems. As many countries worldwide struggle with the second wave of COVID-19, there is an ongoing scientific debate about how best to control the virus without destroying the economy.
This week sees President Trump’s highly controversial pick for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, answering questions in front of the Senate Judicary committee as part of her nomination hearings for the top legal job.
Why does the fight for justice take so long? Why is it so difficult to hold Big Oil to account? Why does it take years even decades to drag oil executives, kicking and screaming, into a court-room?
For those hoping that the duel whammy of the pandemic and our climate emergency would belatedly and finally pivot Exxon away from fossil fuels, this is not going to happen. The company just wants to carry on drilling.