Minnesota’s new bill, which would stop the buildout of fossil fuel infrastructure, is a critical piece of the overall Green New Deal puzzle – in order to address climate climate crisis, we must be actively winding down the fossil fuel industry by stopping its expansion and phasing out existing infrastructure with an equitable transition.
Yesterday, President Trump signed two executive orders in his latest brazen attempt to appease the fossil fuel industry, just as further research was published revealing the drastic need to scale back carbon emissions if young people are going to have a liveable future.
One million acres of farmland under water, one million wells at risk and one million calves lost, due to the floods. This is climate change in action. How much more evidence does Trump need before he realizes there is a climate crisis going on?
If Bernhardt gets the top job at the Interior Department, the oil boys don’t have to spend any money lobbying at all. They just pick up the phone and tell him to open up public lands for drilling. Big Oil will be laughing all the way to the bank..
On Friday, the youth spoke. And they spoke loudly. In excess of a million young people skipped school and colleges and marched around the globe demanding urgent action on climate change.
Tomorrow, in some hundred countries, in over one thousand cities, young people from around the world will walk out of their schools and colleges in the tens of thousands and join the first ever global School Strike for Climate.
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.
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.
Trump “celebrated the US being the world’s No. 1 oil and gas producer. And the house cheered – they cheered for the knowing destabilization of the planet. Don’t call them deniers, they are arsonists.”
What is being forgotten in the fight between Maduro and Guaido is that whoever wins, the impetus on the victor will be on maximising output from the country’s oil reserves to help alleviate the country’s crippling economic problems. Because much of this is heavy oil, it is extremely carbon intensive to produce. And that can only be bad news for the climate.