Coral Reefs Listed as Endangered Due to Climate Change

May 15, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

The Bush Administration has admitted that climate change is killing coral reefs and therefore, under US law, it is obliged to take action to reduce pollution killing the reefs. This month, the US National Marine Fisheries Service ruled that two species of coral – elkhorn and staghorn – must officially be registered as threatened under … Read More

Arctic Melt-Down

May 15, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Record amounts of the Arctic ocean failed to freeze during the recent winter, new satellite figures show. This spells disaster for wildlife and strengthens concerns that the region is locked into a destructive cycle of irreversible climate change. Satellite measurements show the area covered by Arctic winter sea ice reached an all-time low in March, … Read More

182 Million Could Die in Africa Due to Climate Change

May 15, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

A staggering 182 million people in sub-Saharan Africa could die of disease directly attributable to climate change by the end of the century, argues development group, Christian Aid in a new report. Efforts to to secure meaningful and sustainable development in poor countries will be “nullified” by global warming, Christian Aid argues. So all those … Read More

I Love Expensive Gasoline

May 12, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

OK, I don’t really love expensive gasoline. A better title would be “I Hate Cheap Gasoline.” Illogical? Perhaps, but not compared to the hysterical and incoherent reaction of some of my fellow Americans, both politicians and average citizens, to $3 per gallon gas.

More Shell Greenwash

May 12, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

More greenwashing from Shell. The company has just released it Sustainability report for 2005. Shell and sustainability you might reason is a contradiction in terms. Not so, argues the company. The report is part of is “continuing dialogue with stakeholders,” and its commitment to meet the world’s energy challenge in “in environmentally and socially responsible … Read More

China’s Glaciers Disappearing

May 10, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Glaciers on China’s Qinghai-Tibet plateau are shrinking by seven per cent a year because of global warming, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. This is triggering a vicious cycle: As the glaciers retreat the plateau is turning into desert – this in turn will cause more droughts and sandstorms. Welcome to our warming world.

Its “Official” – A Leading Voice on Energy

May 10, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Credit where credit is due is the old motto. We may not have been going very long, but according to the Council on Foreign Relations, the Oil Change Blog is “a leading voice in the energy policy blogosphere”.  Hmmm, not quite a Webby, but its a start … onwards and upwards…

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth

May 10, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Later this month, Al Gore’s new movie on climate change will be released. Called “An Inconvenient Truth”, it follows the former Presidential candidate during his “traveling global warming show”. We have, argues the film “just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving … Read More

BP: Worst Polluter in US

May 9, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Figures released by the US Environmental Protection Agency reveal that America’s worst-polluting plant is BP’s troubled Texas City oil refinery where 15 workers died in an explosion last year. The refinery released three times as much pollution in 2004 as it did in 2003. It raises the question about whether BP has been underreporting toxic … Read More