What is Trudeau willing to do? He has a choice. He can carry on the fossil fuel economy, and bludgeon First Nations rights in the process or he can de-escalate, de-carbonise and de-colonise.
This is the first time ever that the 20 degrees barrier has been broken on the continent. “We’d never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica,” says Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer.
A new report released today by Oil Change International and partners finds that New Mexico’s projected oil and gas production is entirely out of sync with the action necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change. The report analyzes the full climate impact of New Mexico’s oil and gas extraction, and finds that the state’s goals of reducing emissions will be completely undermined by continued expansion of oil and gas.
You cannot bludgeon, beat, intimidate, and drag people in the name of prosperity and progress. You cannot use the same brutal violence akin to war, while at the same time speak soft soothing words of reconciliation or peace.
If the EU Parliament is serious about the climate emergency, it must vote to reject the Projects of Common Interests (PCI).
2020 is the year that the chickens finally come home to roost for Shell. It can evade justice no more. It has run out of places to hide.
Later this year, OPEC will mark its 60th birthday. Former OCI staff member Greg Muttitt has contributed a chapter to an important new book on OPEC’s history and future. In a guest blog based on his chapter, he argues we need to think about OPEC less simplistically, and suggests a role for OPEC in tackling … Read More
Canada may be helping put out the flames in Australia, but back home Trudeau is setting light to our climate.
According to the Financial Times “Around $900bn – or one-third of the current value of big oil and gas companies – would evaporate if governments more aggressively attempted to restrict the rise in temperatures to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for the rest of this century.”
“I’m done with fossil fuels. We are done. They are just done.”