Its that time of year again with the annual UN climate meeting, called the conference of the Parties, or COP, just a couple of weeks away. This year’s meeting, COP27, will take place from 6-18 November 2022 at the luxury resort of in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
Last week, civil society advocates from across the world convened outside the Washington DC headquarters of the World Bank to protest the Bank’s highly controversial financing of deadly fossil fuel projects.
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.
Hundres of thousands of Americans, concerned about climate change and increasingly shocked at how much they are paying at the pump for their gas, are voting with their feet and ditching their gas-guzzling vehicles and going electric.
Many parts of the world are experiencing record extreme heat right now. And now it’s the UK’s turn. Earlier today, the country’s official weather forecasters, the Met Office extended an “amber extreme” heat warning, as temperatures look set to rocket later this week and early next week too.
One man is increasingly been blamed for blocking climate progress in the US. Joe Manchin is the democratic Senator from West Virginia. Biden needs Manchin’s vote to get his climate agenda and Build Back Better legislation, over the line. Manchin maybe a Democrat, but he is also a coal man.
Scientists are warning that “large quantities of fossil fuel reserves and resources are likely to become ‘unburnable’ or stranded if countries around the world implement climate policies effectively”. And up to half the world’s fossil fuel assets could be stranded by the mid 2030s
Today Big Oil will appear before Congress to answer for their decades long climate denial campaign. It is the first time that collectively the bosses of Exxon, BP America, Chevron, and Shell have all testified together under oath.
Just days before COP26, Australia’s long-awaited climate plan has been slammed by civil society, scientists and opposition politicians as void of substance and full of spin.
How can you keep saying the earth is not warming when quite clearly it is? How can you they continue denying the evidence of climate change when everyday there is growing evidence of our climate emergency, in record fires and floods. And so the climate deniers have had to shape shift again.