A new academic study, accepted for publication in Harvard Environmental Law, asks the pertinent question about Big Oil and climate change: “Given the extreme lethality of the conduct and the awareness of the catastrophic risk on the part of fossil fuel companies, should they be charged with homicide?”
UN: Big oil’s business model is “inconsistent with human survival”
In a blistering attack at the World Economic Forum this morning, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, accused the fossil fuel industry of having a “business model” that “is inconsistent with human survival”.
Weeks before COP27, Big Oil remains in state of “deceptive” climate denial
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.
Pressure grows on World Bank boss to quit over funding of climate chaos
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.
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.
Climate momentum: Electric vehicle sales in U.S. reach “tipping point”
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.
“Don’t give a damn”: As Britain bakes, Conservative leadership candidates dismiss climate change
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.
Joe Manchin: The climate “villain” who is “letting the world burn”
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.
Half of world’s fossil fuel assets could become stranded by mid 2030s
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
Judgement Day: Big Oil bosses face Congress over decades of climate denial
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.