No words will ever be able to describe the full horror of war. The bombs, the bullets, the trauma. The wanton destruction of life. Hopes and dreams evaporated.
The solution to both the US and UK decisions to stop importing Russian oil and gas is not to drill for more oil, either in the US or UK – something the fossil fuel industry and its supporters are already arguing. It is to invest in renewables and alternatives such as heat pumps and weatherization.
For decades Big Oil courted Putin and helped him exploit Russia’s vast reserves. Big Oil poured billions into Russia’s war chest with devastating consequences.
A “Traitor”. “Putin’s Poodle”. “Open Treason”. These are just some of the harsh headlines to greet Trump after yesterday’s summit in Helsinki with Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
A new expose published today reveals how BP, working closely with the British government, has been “side-stepping” sanctions introduced after the Russian annexation of Crimea.
The Paradise Papers reveal the offshore financial affairs of some richest individuals, including key members of Donald Trump’s cabinet.
As US President, Donald Trump, reluctantly signs new legislation imposing sweeping new sanctions on Russia, it has been revealed that existing sanctions on the country, designed to prevent frontier oil and gas exploration, are not working.
Washington DC is still reeling this morning with the news that Donald Trump yesterday sacked FBI director, James Comey. Ostensibly, the White House is saying that Comey’s firing is all about his botched investigation into Clinton’s emails. But everyone knows that is not the truth.
These are dangerous days for the climate. Not only do we have a climate denier in the White House, we have one in the Kremlin too.
Even in their wildest dreams the oil boys at Exxon could never have imagined that their man would actually make it to one of the top jobs in the US Government. But this now looks likely after the Senate Foreign Relations committee narrowly voted to approve ex-Exxon boss, T-Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State yesterday.