Just hours after NOAA released its findings on our rapidly warming world, the Trump administration announced that the climate crisis will not be discussed at the G7 summit next June.
Later this week, the board of the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, known as Saudi Aramco, is expected to give its final approval to proceed with its long awaited part privatization, otherwise known as an “Initial Public Offering” or IPO.
“Rather than planning an orderly decline in production”, Big Oil is “doubling down and acting like there is no climate crisis. This presents us with a simple choice: shut them down or face extreme climate disruption.”
As Extinction Rebellion shuts down parts of London and other major citities, with ironic timing, the UK has approved four new gas-fired turbines against the advice of its own inspectors.
Climate change is more than a fight over the future of our planet – it is a fight between young and old, male and female, white versus people of colour, people of power and privilege versus people from impoverished and indigenous communities.
For years, Cuadrilla has ignored climate science, ignored the geology, and ignored local people and politicians. And despite millions being spent by naïve and belligerent investors, their efforts have resulted in a fracking failure.
At the end of the day, Shell still cares more about its shareholders than it does about society. It cares more about profit than it does people. It cares more about cash than a safe climate.
Trudeau was called a climate hypocrite back in June and he is being called a climate hypocrite now. As Greta says: listen to the science. We can’t build any more pipelines if we want a safe climate.
After the UN climate Summit, Andrew Steer, head of the World Resources Institute and a former World Bank official, said the Big Polluters fell “woefully short” of expectations. “Their lack of ambition stands in sharp contrast with the growing demand for action around the world.”
Greta and 15 other young people have just filed what is being described as a “world-changing lawsuit” suing five of the world’s major carbon polluters for violating their rights as children.