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.
Australia’s climate plan dismissed as meaningless spin and “too little, too late”
Just days before COP26, Australia’s long-awaited climate plan has been slammed by civil society, scientists and opposition politicians as void of substance and full of spin.
With the East flooded & West burning, Biden opens up 80 million acres for drilling
With parts of the Eastern US flooded and West burning, the Biden Administration has lost a court case, forcing it to open up 80 million acres for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
False solutions: To achieve net zero, carbon offsetting would use up all global farmland
In the coming months in the run up to the crucial climate talks, COP26 in Scotland, there will be a slew of false solutions on climate change announced, whether carbon, capture and storage (CCS) or carbon offsetting.
As killer heat rages in Pacific Northwest, scientists warn: “Nowhere is safe”
All the way from Northern Canada to New Zealand, killer heat is having a devastating effect on people, wildlife and our natural environment. And there seems to be no respite for some of the worst affected areas.
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.
Impeached twice, Trump leaves horrendous lasting environmental legacy
From a climate perspective, Trump’s presidency was a disaster. The world burned on Trump’s watch
Rebecca Solnit: This is a crossroads
This is a crossroads. The fires, the floods, the heat, the melting tell us how urgent it is. But the financial and industry news tells us that urgency has somewhere to go: to push harder to defang and dismantle the fossil fuel industry, and to protect communities along the way.
Hothouse US: Catastrophic fires spreading smoke from the West; Five Cyclones to the East
The deadly future that scientists warned us about is here. For years, climate scientists modeled how if we made the earth hotter, that heat had consequences. Unrelenting heat dries vegetation and makes it more likely to burn. It warms the oceans, increasing the fuel available for tropical cyclones.
As U.S. fires rage on, scientists warn climate change “has not stopped for COVID-19”
Large parts of the American West are currently on fire. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed. At least seven people are dead in different states. An unknown number are missing. Tens of thousands remain under evacuation orders.