Justin Trudeau’s Government is facing increasingy international condemnation for the treatment of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and their allies who are blockading the proposed 670-km Coastal Gas Link pipeline, which is being built on unceded First Nations’ land and despite scientists saying we cannot burn any more oil and gas.
Just days after the ending of the landmark climate talks in Glasgow, where Joe Biden promised to lead the world on climate action, the President’s administration offered the largest ever auction of Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling rights.
On Monday, Shell said it was relocating its headquarters to the UK. The move certainly seems to be about tax, but also could Shell be preventing further climate cases in the Dutch courts and putting pressure on the UK Government to approve the controversial Cambo oil field?
When the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance members were unveiled yesterday, there was an obvious one missing: the COP host, the UK Government. To put it mildly this is a disgrace for a country that keeps trying to argue that it is leading the way on climate..
Tomorrow at COP26 there will be the formal launch of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance, or BOGA for short. Twenty six years is too long waiting for a permanent memorial to the Ogoni 9, that can be both commemorated and celebrated. But maybe BOGA is that memorial. The first international alliance to keep oil in the ground.
Scientists are warning that “large quantities of fossil fuel reserves and resources are likely to become ‘unburnable’ or stranded if countries around the world implement climate policies effectively”. And up to half the world’s fossil fuel assets could be stranded by the mid 2030s
President Biden has continued to approve fossil fuel expansion in recent months, while pointing to Congress to excuse the United States’ lack of climate ambition and espousing false solutions like carbon capture and “net zero” plans that perpetuate fossil fuel destruction and environmental racism.
Today Big Oil will appear before Congress to answer for their decades long climate denial campaign. It is the first time that collectively the bosses of Exxon, BP America, Chevron, and Shell have all testified together under oath.
Just days before COP26, Australia’s long-awaited climate plan has been slammed by civil society, scientists and opposition politicians as void of substance and full of spin.
How can you keep saying the earth is not warming when quite clearly it is? How can you they continue denying the evidence of climate change when everyday there is growing evidence of our climate emergency, in record fires and floods. And so the climate deniers have had to shape shift again.