Leading climate scientists have revealed that there is a “very strong likelihood” that one of the next five years will be the warmest on record and that the chance of at least one of the next five year’s exceeding 1.5°C is rapidly increasing.
After some of the most destructive flooding ever to hit South Africa last week, which resulted in over 400 killed and 40,000 displaced, climate activists are calling on the government to speed up the transition away from fossil fuels.
A new report released today by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the UK concludes that wealthy, economically diversified countries, which currently account for more than a third of global oil and gas production, need to phase out their extraction by 2034 for the world to maintain a 50% chance of limiting warming to 1.5°C. This analysis, which is the first study to assign dates at which countries should phase out their production of oil and gas on the basis of equity, also highlights that a globally just transition will require wealthy countries to fund a systemic transition away from fossil fuels in the Global South, over and above their existing debts for climate finance and reparations.
Two prominent African environmentalists are pushing back against those advocating for more fossil fuel drilling on the continent. They argue that “far from generating prosperity and stability in sub-Saharan Africa, investments in fossil fuels cause real harm,” noting “Decades of fossil fuel development have failed to deliver energy to much of the continent” and “have deepened inequality, caused environmental damage, stoked corruption, and encouraged political repression.”
A new briefing released today by OCI reveals that over the last ten years Norway, which calls itself a climate leader, has become Europe’s “most aggressive explorer for new oil and gas.” It is climate hypocrisy..
A new briefing released today reveals that, despite claiming to be one of the world’s climate leaders, Norway has exponentially ramped up its exploration licensing over the past 10 years, making it Europe’s most aggressive explorer for new oil and gas.
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…
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.