- There have been many words written about Donald Trump since his Presidential victory, but one we must add to the list is: hypocrite.
- The breaking news is that, after one of the most divisive US Presidential campaigns in history, Donald Trump will be the next US President.
- The protests by First Nations against the North Dakota pipeline are beginning to rattle the funders behind the highly controversial scheme. This means that the pipeline that once seemed unstoppable is increasingly looking vulnerable.
- First the good news. After decades of denial, delay and obfuscation by the fossil fuel industry, an historic agreement on climate change, which was first signed in Paris last year, enters into force today.
- The history of Big Oil’s climate denial campaign is littered with slightly progressive sounding front groups which have tried to give the impression that the industry cares about climate change.
- The world’s largest listed oil company, Exxon, announced on Friday it was going to have to cut its reported proved reserves by just under a fifth. It is the biggest reserve revision in the history of the oil industry.
- “Call the White House. Tell them this is unacceptable!!” someone tweeted yesterday, as people watched in horror as heavily armoured Police and law enforcement agencies moved to clear the water protectors in North Dakota fighting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
- Post by Mika Minio-Paluello, first published by Platform The UK government is pushing a massive new offshore drilling programme, that will take the UK beyond its climate limits. Oil companies had until 2pm Wednesday to bid for 1200 blocks covering large swathes of the sea off North-west and North-east Scotland and England. There is no space in the atmosphere for the...
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- Earlier this week it was announced that we had entered a new era of “climate change reality”, with scientists warning that carbon dioxide has permanently passed the symbolic threshold of 400 ppm.
- It is sixty years ago this year that the oil giant, Shell, first found oil at Oloibiri in Ijawland in the Niger Delta, after fourteen years of searching.
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