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”.
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.
Record temperatures and flooding a direct result of Big Oil having “humanity by the throat”
The Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, says we “seem trapped in a world where fossil fuel producers and financiers have humanity by the throat”. And Big Oil’s deadly stranglehold is having devastating consequences, from floods to heatwaves, as extreme weather grips many parts of the world.
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.
Canada condemned for violent pipeline raids on unceded Gidimt’en territory during climate disaster
Justin Trudeau’s Government is facing increasingy international condemnation for the treatment of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and their allies who are blockading the proposed 670-km Coastal Gas Link pipeline, which is being built on unceded First Nations’ land and despite scientists saying we cannot burn any more oil and gas.
Biden Admin holds huge Gulf of Mexico drilling auction as BC issues emergency due to flooding
Just days after the ending of the landmark climate talks in Glasgow, where Joe Biden promised to lead the world on climate action, the President’s administration offered the largest ever auction of Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling rights.
WHO calls climate change “single biggest health threat facing humanity”
As hundreds are arrested outside the White House demanding urgent action on our climate emergency, the World Health Organization has described climate change as the “single biggest health threat facing humanity,” and called on governments and policymakers to “act with urgency” on the climate and health crises.
With the East flooded & West burning, Biden opens up 80 million acres for drilling
With parts of the Eastern US flooded and West burning, the Biden Administration has lost a court case, forcing it to open up 80 million acres for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Devastating Hurricane Ida “made worse by climate change”
Our warming world is to blame for the sheer, power and size of storms such as Hurricane Ida, say experts.