In one of his most controversial decisions so far, President Biden yesterday approved the Willow oil and gas mega-project on the Alaskan North Slope.
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Climate activists challenge ideological British Government “hooked on hydrocarbons”
Yesterday marked the end of the Conservative’s Annual conference, held in the city of Birmingham. The tradition for any political conference is that the party leader gives a speech at the end of the conference.
Hurricane Ian: Experts believe climate change added $10 billion worth of damage
Although the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is far from over, it is already leaving a lethal legacy. Six days on from Hurricane Ian landing in Florida, the full extent of the deadly damage wrought by the monster storm is becoming more apparent by the day.
Climate criminals meet in Brussels as explosive documents show Big Oil’s climate pledges are based on spin and “deception”
This morning in the luxurious Plaza Hotel in Brussels, many of the world top oil firms assembled for a conference on “Go Net Zero Energy.” But newly released internal documents reveal that Big Oil messaging on climate change and net zero are based on spin and “deception”.
New study suggests we are heading for 2-3 degrees warming, making “climate tipping points” irreversible
Last week, a new scientific report was published looking at climate tipping points. As one of the authors notes: “The world is heading towards 2-3C of global warming. This sets Earth on course to cross multiple dangerous tipping points that will be disastrous for people across the world”.
China experiences “worst heatwave ever recorded”
In a year when climate records – from floods, fire and drought – are being shattered daily like shards of glass, there is one country that beats them all: China. The country is experiencing a heatwave like no other.
Big Oil’s global climate scenarios will “bust” the 1.5 degree warming of Paris Agreement
A peer reviewed paper, published today in Nature Communications, examines the global decarbonisation scenarios produced by BP, Shell and Equinor and finds they are incompatible with the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement.
As Europe suffers “heat apocalypse,” UK smashes temperature record
As I write, the UK has just experienced its hottest ever night. It has literally also just smashed the record for the hottest day ever.
Scientists warn that natural gas “cannot be a solution towards a zero-emission future.”
A new academic paper outlines why gas is not a so-called bridge fuel to a zero emission future. The scientists conclude that “a fossil fuel with a high climate impact, often hidden under a misleading narrative, which hinders decarbonization via infrastructure expansion, and so creates carbon lock-in effects and bears high economic risk, cannot be a solution towards a zero-emission future.”
Catastrophic Sydney flooding becomes “new normal” as climate crisis intensifies
“Do not assume you will be safe tonight” warned the Australian authorities yesterday to thousands of residents of the country’s largest city, Sydney, which is yet again experiencing catastrophic flooding.