Just weeks after hosting the COP26 summit, and despite still holding the COP Presidency, Boris Johnson’s government has given the go ahead for the Abigail oil and gas field off the east coast of Scotland.
One man is increasingly been blamed for blocking climate progress in the US. Joe Manchin is the democratic Senator from West Virginia. Biden needs Manchin’s vote to get his climate agenda and Build Back Better legislation, over the line. Manchin maybe a Democrat, but he is also a coal man.
A new investigation by Global Witness has examined Shell’s landmark Quest CCS project in Canada, which captures the CO2 from the company’s dirty tar sands operations. According to Global Witness, the Quest plant “is in fact emitting more than it is capturing.”
ExxonMobil is a company that for decades has done more than any other to spread climate denial. But now the climate laggard wants you to believe it is becoming a climate champion.
Last year the world’s leading climate scientists, the IPCC, issued a “code red” for humanity and outlined how we had to stop oil and gas drilling if we wanted a liveable future. But still we drill. Take three countries who like to see themselves as climate leaders…
The fossil fuel industry continues to argue that Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCS) is an integral solution to our climate crisis. Billions has been spent trying to get the technology to work. Billions has already been wasted. Billions more will be wasted too.
Once again the scientific evidence of our climate emergency has been made totally and utterly clear.
In the latest setback for the oil giant, Shell has had to terminate the contract for the seismic ship that was due to undertake highly controversail exploration off South Africa’s wild coast, after a court ruled at the end of December that Shell had not adequately consulted the local community.
The New Year is meant to be a time of celebration. A time of hope and renewal. But not so for the First Nation Wet’suwet’en, who are trying to stop the disastrous Coastal Gas Link pipeline being built on their unceded land in British Columbia.
We have had great victories this year. But there is still so much more to do in order to stop fossil fuel extraction and fight for climate justice and a just transition and to stop further warming. Indeed, the warning signs continue to come. This week, scientists presented alarming news from Antarctica …