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 …
One of the world’s leading climate scientists, Michael Mann from Penn State University has said the recent tornadoes were “no natural disaster”. Mann said: “Make no mistake, we have been seeing an increase in these massive tornado outbreaks that can be attributed to the warming of the planet.”
Climate campaigners in the UK are celebrating further good news today after it was reported that the firm behind the highly controversial Cambo oil field off the Shetland islands are “pausing” the project.
After what was dismissed as a disappointing COP 26 in Glasgow, in the last week we have seen significant victories in the climate fight on both sides of the Atlantic.
A new peer-reviewed study has analysed the so far under-reported role that PR firms played promoting climate misinformation from the late eighties to 2020. It makes for fascinating reading.
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.