Yesterday, Australia’s liberal Labor Party secured enough seats to hold an outright majority in the House, as the counting of votes continued ten days on from the historic election.
UK windfall tax incentivizes oil drilling: a climate “wrecking ball”
The UK Government’s windfall tax on oil companies, announced yesterday, will actually incentivise oil and gas drilling and “wreck” the UK’s climate targets.
#StopJackdaw: Climate activists are trying to stop UK Gov from expanding oil and gas drilling
The COP Presidency, the UK, is set to approve dozens of new oil and gas fields. Today is a day of action to stop one new field, called Jackdaw. As I write, Stop Jackdaw is trending on Twitter. So if you want to help push for real climate action, please get on the social media platform and start tweeting.
As killer heat spreads, scientists warn the window for securing 1.5 degrees is narrowing
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.
As killer heat in Asia affects 1.5 billion people, UN warns heatwaves set to get worse
With the war in Ukraine dragging on into its second month, there is a relentless depressing news cycle. But as war dominates, other issues slip from the news agenda.
South Africa: Activists demand accelerating a just transition from fossil fuels after devastating flooding
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.
Evidence from America shows fracking in the UK will not be safe
Just as the U.S. oil and gas industry is looking to exploit the Ukraine war to expand exploitation of shale gas, so too is the European shale gas industry.
American LNG is not the answer to European gas crisis
One of the leading trade associations promoting fracking in the U.S. sees Putin’s war in Ukraine as a flagrant opportunity to sell more LNG gas. And lots of it. They are calling on the U.S. to “unleash American energy’s strength and security”.
Banking on Climate Chaos 2022: Fossil Fuel Finance Report
This report, Banking on Climate Chaos 2022, analyzes fossil fuel financing and policies from the world’s 60 largest commercial and investment banks. We reveal that fossil fuel financing from the world’s 60 largest banks has reached nearly USD $4.6 trillion in the six years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, with $742 billion in 2021 alone.
As world looks the other way, climate alarm bells ring loudly in Antarctica
Whilst much of the world’s media attention is focussed on Putin’s illegal and horrendous war in Ukraine, our daily climate emergency has slipped from the headline news agenda. But what is happening in the Arctic and Antarctica is alarming scientists and activists alike.