Story of the 1st week of February Anger as Shell makes ‘obscene’ $40bn in profits The good news US renewable energy farms outstrip 99% of coal plants economically – study ‘I use it because it’s better’: why chefs are embracing the electric stove The bad news ‘A serious threat’: calls grow for urgent review ofContinue reading “Composted Reads for February 2023”
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Climate activists say Big Oil is taking cycling fans for a ride
Cycling teams draw most of their budgets from sponsorship, making them a particular target for Big Oil dollars simply because it’s so hard to turn the money away.
Green lending tops fossil fuel for first time
For the first time, more money was raised in the debt markets for climate-friendly projects than for fossil-fuel companies.
Cop27’s protestors ‘will not be defeated’
Activists are protesting at the official venue with strict restrictions from UNFCCC and the host country, Egypt.
What the ‘Africa Cop’ will actually mean for a continent at the centre of the climate crisis
African leaders hope this year’s location will focus attention on the vast, diverse continent where this year alone hundreds of people have died from floods and landslides in Nigeria and Uganda, while 37 million face starvation after consecutive droughts in the greater Horn of Africa.
What was at stake in Sharm El-Sheikh
Whilst the cost of inaction is far, far greater than the cost of inaction for many countries, it was difficult to come to an agreement to contribute to a fund helping those countries most affected by pollution from the industrial and most polluting countries.
System change, not climate change
We need to change the way we measure economic growth and development – from GDP and profit to the improvement of the quality of people’s lives.
The Observer end of July 2022 overview
Hi all, Truly can’t imagine a hotter summer. With heat waves in Europe, an ever changing political sphere, and wars still ongoing abroad, it’s a surreal time to be alive. No one can deny that yet we still find ourselves time and time again drawn back to art of all kinds. We make sense ofContinue reading “The Observer end of July 2022 overview”
US Climate Activists Pivot to Local Action
18 July 2022 In the aftermath of Senator Joe Manchin ruling out quick action on a landmark federal climate law, a legislator and activists are moving to expand state and local efforts in the fight against global warming. Ed Markey, a Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, suggested there would be a “higher ambition” for states and municipalities across the country—andContinue reading “US Climate Activists Pivot to Local Action”
July 8: It’s curtains for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who did not deny that the climate crisis was real
Mr Johnson did not deny that the climate crisis was real, and a pressing, global threat. Hopeful candidates can not ignore some harsh environmental realities.