UK Set to Frack in National Parks

December 16, 2015By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured, News

When he concluded his speech at the start of the recent UN climate change summit in Paris, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron said: “Instead of making excuses tomorrow to our children and grandchildren, we should be taking action against climate change today.”

Two Significant Steps Forward; One Step Back Towards Paris

November 9, 2015By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured, News

To start with one huge, massive, significant step forward. Victories do not come sweeter than this. After years of campaigning by millions of people from grass-roots activists, First Nations, farmers and ranchers to environmental groups such as Oil Change International, Sierra Club, 350.org and many others, President Obama announced on Friday that the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline is dead.

Bankers Warn of “Unburnable” Carbon As UN Talks Open

December 1, 2014By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured, News

The Lima UN climate talks which open today were always the diplomatic aperitif before the main three course carbon-fest in Paris next year. However they open with a renewed sense of optimism that after 20 years of delay and political deadlock – often driven by the fossil fuel industry – a deal may well be in sight for Paris.