For weeks now, climate scientists and activists have looked increasingly aghast at the unrelenting heat and floods ravaging our baking earth. The pace and scale of the daily climate disasters have alarmed them. And our daily climate breakdown shows no sign of stopping.
A new scientific paper, published yesterday in the PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has concluded that government inventories of methane and carbon dioxide significantly underestimate the amount of gases which are released in the Gulf of Mexico from oil and gas operations.
An influential committee of British MPs is calling on the British government to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels and set a “clear date” for the end of new oil and gas licensing in the British North Sea.
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.
“The Inflation Reduction Act has come at a tremendously high price that will be disproportionately paid by Black, Indigenous, family farming, people of the global majority, and working-class communities. We cannot afford additional giveaways to the fossil fuel industry in a deal that Democratic Leaders negotiated with Senator Manchin.”
They say that politicians often operate in a bubble, removed from the rest of us. They have a blinkered view of reality, distorted by privilege and power.
“We can’t transition away from fossil fuels by locking in five more years of deadly extraction, and Biden can’t claim to care about environmental justice while forcing oil and gas drilling on already burdened communities,” said Collin Rees.
The COP Presidency, the UK, is set to approve dozens of new oil and gas fields. Today is a day of action to stop one new field, called Jackdaw. As I write, Stop Jackdaw is trending on Twitter. So if you want to help push for real climate action, please get on the social media platform and start tweeting.
A new briefing released today by OCI reveals that over the last ten years Norway, which calls itself a climate leader, has become Europe’s “most aggressive explorer for new oil and gas.” It is climate hypocrisy..
Just weeks after hosting the COP26 summit, and despite still holding the COP Presidency, Boris Johnson’s government has given the go ahead for the Abigail oil and gas field off the east coast of Scotland.