A large swathe of Southern Africa remains underwater a week after Hurricane Idai ripped through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in what is being seen as one of the Southern hemisphere’s worst disasters.
The UK’s fledgling fracking industry was dealt another significant nail in its coffin today when the High Court ruled that the current guidance from the Government on shale gas is “unlawful”.
One of the world’s most secretive billionaires is still pouring millions into climate denial, despite scientists concluding we have reached the “gold standard” linking human activity to climate change.
So do we continue our climate denial and slowly boil like frogs or do we act now in the radical way that is needed to avoid a climate emergency?
I would say we should make Greta Thunberg the national security advisor on climate and send Donald Trump and William Happer back to school to learn some basic science.
“The climate system is an angry beast, and we are poking it with sticks,” so wrote Wallace “Wally” Broecker, a leading climate scientist, who is widely credited with coining the phrase “global warming”, and who died this week.
Zero Hour, a youth-led climate justice organization, has launched a nationwide drive to get thousands of young people to add their names to the Juliana Plaintiffs.
Thousands of schoolchildren and young adults across the UK took part in a #YouthStrike4Climate today in at least 60 towns and cities from the far south west in Cornwall, to the far north in Scotland and over in Northern Ireland, too.
“Energy Transfer’s projects across Pennsylvania and the country continue to trample Indigenous rights, endanger communities, land, and water, and wreck the climate,” said Collin Rees of Oil Change International. “Until these projects are shut down permanently, that’s not going to change.”
Some twenty four years after Saro-Wiwa’s death, along with eight of his colleagues, who were illegally murdered by the Nigerian Government for their campaign against Shell, a Dutch court today heard from the widows of those hung.