On Monday, Shell released a new report describing how the world might achieve the Paris goals. The report described a scenario called “Sky,” painting a picture of a possible future. It’s a future full of fossil fuels: in 2050, it has oil, gas and coal use at respectively 88%, 93%, and 62% of their current … Read More
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Statement: Shell’s New “Climate” Scenario Is Good for Shell, Bad for Humanity
Today, Shell released a new scenario which outlines a possible energy future for the world involving massive negative emissions. In response, Greg Muttitt commented, “The lesson is simple: If you want to know how to fix climate change, don’t ask a company that wants to sell you more oil and gas.”
Virginians Stand Up to Dominion’s Fossil Fuel Fatalism
Everyday people in Virginia are standing up to the fossil fuel fatalism of Dominion Power.
Exxon’s energy outlook PR stunt
Exxon is out with its annual forecast for a world dominated by fossil fuels and thrown into climate chaos. Why are we not surprised?
Forecasts of convenience: why is the fossil fuel industry mapping our energy future?
Would you take it seriously if tobacco companies announced that smoking trends weren’t expected to change much over the next 30 years? And imagine then, that this is what governments used to make tobacco policy: “Forecasts show that people aren’t going to quit smoking, steady rates of smoking around the world are inevitable, so all anti-smoking policies will assume not much is going to change.”