A peer reviewed paper, published today in Nature Communications, examines the global decarbonisation scenarios produced by BP, Shell and Equinor and finds they are incompatible with the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement.
UK shreds climate credibility in race for new Prime Minister
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.
As Europe suffers “heat apocalypse,” UK smashes temperature record
As I write, the UK has just experienced its hottest ever night. It has literally also just smashed the record for the hottest day ever.
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.
As killer heat in Asia affects 1.5 billion people, UN warns heatwaves set to get worse
With the war in Ukraine dragging on into its second month, there is a relentless depressing news cycle. But as war dominates, other issues slip from the news agenda.
Worsening climate crisis brings megadroughts, wildfires & heat to American West
As I write, the Western parts of the U.S. are already suffering from record heat, and forecasts for an additional heatwave in the U.S. Pacific Northwest suggest all-time heat records could be broken across the region over the weekend.
Jakarta Residents Sue Government After Historic New Year Flooding
Every day brings news of greater evidence of our climate emergency. And now, Jakarta residents have filed a lawsuit against the governor of Indonesia’s capital as they seek to hold authorities responsible over their inaction during some of the deadliest flooding in years.
New report shows global warming pollution up in 48 U.S. states
Global warming pollution increased in all but two states nationwide between 1990 and 2004, according to “The Carbon Boom,” a new analysis of state fossil fuel consumption data released earlier this month by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG). The past nine years have been among the 25 warmest for the contiguous United … Read More
January Was Second Hottest on Record
The UK may have witnessed early cherry blossom, daffodils soon after Xmas, confused hedgehogs refusing to hibernate and snowdrops without snow, but now its official. Temperatures recorded for January were the second hottest on record, reaching “ridiculously warm” heights, forecasters admitted.