“Of all of the Trump administration’s conservation rollbacks, the drive to sell off one of America’s wildest places for dirty, high-risk oil-drilling ranks among the worst.”
You need to forget about Trump’s wall. Its what Trump is doing to the climate that matters. It is the effect Trump is having on our oceans that counts. Its what he is doing to the majestic glaciers of the world that is important.
It may be a New Year, but there is an old oil spill that keeps on spilling
The youth are rising, the climate rebellion is growing. Despite Trump, there are reasons to be cheerful for 2019. So thank you Greta and all the other young climate activists out there.
“The Green New Deal believes that radically addressing climate change is a potential path towards a more equitable economy with increased employment and widespread financial security for all.”
“My biggest concern is that the UN talks failed to align ambitions with science. We continue to follow a path that will take us to a very dangerous 3-4C warmer world within this century.”
Just as the people of the Niger Delta have been demanding justice from Shell for decades, many of us have been demanding climate justice for decades too. But the hour glass has nearly run dry. The time to act is now. We cannot allow another COP to pass with just empty promises.
As the US and other big polluters are accused of deliberately undermining the UN climate talks and promoting climate denial, there are further grave warnings from the Arctic and Antarctic, regarding the impact that climate change is having on our polar regions.
Anyone new walking into a climate conference would be shocked at how simple words get argued upon for hours with the climate wreckers’ simple task of trying to increase the uncertainty of the science in the text or reduce the urgency of our coming climate catastrophe.
A new scientific paper published in the prestigious journal Nature has analysed over 3,000 relevant academic papers to find examples of climate hazards impacting humans. Their conclusions are startling.