The British comedian, Rob Newman, made his name back in the 1990s as part of the cult-series “The Mary Whitehouse Experience”. Since then he has become increasing concerned about the politics of oil and climate change. Next month on British TV, he returns with a one-off show “Robert Newman’s History of Oil” in which he … Read More
Some of the British media are acting more akin to NGOs than impartial by-standers on climate change. In print, the Independent newspaper has been collecting readers’ views. Now ITV is undertaking a special global investigation..
Last week The Independent newspaper in the UK asked its readers what to do about climate change. The response has been overwhelming. “Today we publish a summary of the most popular ideas which, if put into practice, would be potent weapons in the fight against global warming” argues The Independent.
Scientists have discovered that temperatures in the Antarctic are rising three times faster than the world as a whole. They have also found the first signs of record levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that may be trapping heat above the ice sheets of the South Pole.
It looks like Exxon is about to be booted out of Venezuela, the fifth largest oil-exporting nation. On Wednesday, Venezuela’s oil minister said that Exxon was no longer welcome.
Metro, the free newspaper for commuters in London, is running a competition to find the new name for the Glacier National Park in the US.
Is Exxon changing its stance on climate change under new chairman Rex Tillerson? That is the question posed yesterday by the New York Times. “If Rex W. Tillerson has his way, Exxon Mobil will no longer be the oil company that environmentalists love to hate … Mr. Tillerson has gone out of his way to … Read More
More insightful comments from readers in today’s Independent: “The scientific background to the climate change debate is rather frightening, so that those with knowledge and power are stunned by the problems ahead. If they are not addressed, I foresee the breakdown of civilisation as we know it”.
In the first ever ranking of the Top 100 companies, BP and DuPont have come out as top “leaders” for their climate change strategies. Not surprisingly ExxonMobil is seen as a “laggard”.
Tony Blair has been accused of caving in to American pressure by proposing a new “watered-down” replacement for the Kyoto Protocol that relies on new technology rather than binding emission cuts as the solution to climate change.