Posts in climate change impacts
- Later today in Stockholm, a conference organised by the business group, the International Chamber of Commerce, examines “Bridging the Climate Change Policy Gap.”
- As the UN COP22 climate talks enter the second week in Marrakesh, 400 civil society organisations, from over 60 countries, are calling on world leaders to put an immediate halt to new fossil fuel development and pursue a rapid transition to renewable energy.
- 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.
- 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.
- Last night 10 climate activists, support team members, and videographers spent the night in jail across four US states after five of them shut down all the tar sands pipelines crossing the Canada-U.S. border.
- Activists from Black Lives Matter have shut down London’s City airport this morning in a protest about environmental racism and climate change and to protest against the UK's environmental impact on black people.
- As Louisiana recovers from the worst flooding in the US since Hurricane Sandy, you would have thought that the chaos and lives lost in the flooding would force an immediate rethink from the Obama Administration regarding energy policy and our continued use of fossil fuels.
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