Measuring Our Impact On The Planet

By Abigail Penny, Theecologist.org -

Joaquin Phoenix has lived up to his surname. Rising from the flames – or, in this case, emerging from the bright white stage lights – he stood before the world: exposed, authentic, vulnerable. [...]

UN Ruling Could Be A Game-Changer For Climate Refugees And Climate Action

By Yvonne Su,  Theconversation.com -

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer — not just for [...]

Climate Justice And Indigenous Rights Advocates Rally In Solidarity With Wet’suwet’en People As RCMP Continue Raids

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Indigenous rights supporters held solidarity actions across Canada over the weekend as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police continued their raids on Wet'suwet'en land in British Columbia. [...]

BP Headquarters Blocked By Greenpeace

By Jess Glass,  Theecologist.org -

Greenpeace members have blocked BP's headquarters with solar panels and oil barrels to mark the first day of the oil giant's new chief executive. More than a hundred environmental activists took [...]

Bridge To Climate Chaos: Time For A Nationwide Fracking Ban

By Peter Hart, Foodandwaterwatch.org -

WASHINGTON - As the country makes little progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, new research calls into question the supposed climate benefits of the switch from coal to fracked gas-fired [...]

‘Uninsurable And Unhedgeable’: Central Banks Warn Of Financial Crisis From Climate Change

By Nick Cunningham, Desmogblog.com -

A future climate disaster, or “green swan” event, could bring down the global financial system, according to a new report from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an international [...]

Canadian Doctors Demand Fracking Moratorium On Health & Climate Grounds

By Staff, Talkfracking.org -

Within the report, concerns focus on negative health outcomes from environmental toxins such as naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMs); the complex level of chemicals used in the [...]

“Grand Coalitions” With Big Oil And Gas Won’t Solve The Climate Crisis

By Hannah McKinnon, Priceofoil.org -

Over the course of the last year and a half, we have been pushing the International Energy Agency (IEA) to stop giving cover to the oil and gas industry and model a fossil fuel phase-out that’s [...]

Blocking Trains And Removing Coal, Climate Activists Fight To Close One Of New England’s Largest Power Plants

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert and Arnie Alpert, Wagingnonviolence.org -

By escalating from symbolic actions to obstruction, the #NoCoalNoGas campaign is mounting a serious challenge to the fossil fuel industry with a growing network of climate activists. Under cover [...]

After A Decade Of Fracking, Billions Of Dollars Lost And A Climate In Crisis

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

As 2020 begins, the impacts of climate change have become increasingly clear around the world. The new year started amid devastating wildfires, tied to the worst droughts Australia has [...]

Climate Migrants Still Face ‘Immense Disaster’

By Alex Kirby, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON, 22 January, 2020 − If you are a climate migrant, how urgent is urgent? Slowing, or even stopping, the damage humans are doing to the physical world through profligate use of fossil fuels [...]

Global Banks, Led By JPMorgan Chase, Invested $1.9 Trillion In Fossil Fuels Since Paris Climate Pact

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

A report published today names the banks that have played the biggest recent role in funding fossil fuel projects, finding that since 2016, immediately following the Paris Agreement's adoption, [...]

Indigenous Leaders Call On Minister Wilkinson To Reject The Teck Frontier Mine

By Staff, Indigenousclimateaction.com -

January 20, 2020, Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territories - Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) gathered Indigenous leaders and land defenders outside Minister Wilkinson’s office in North Vancouver [...]

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Youth Climate Suit, While Agreeing Government Policy Is Destroying The Planet

By Staff, Static1.squarespace.com -

Eugene, Oregon - Today, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals “reluctantly” concluded that the youth plaintiffs’ case in Juliana v. United States must be made to the Congress, the [...]

Louisiana Tribes File Complaint With United Nations Over U.S. Inaction On Climate Change

By Sara Sneath, Nola.com -

Four coastal Louisiana tribes that claim the U.S. government has violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change submitted a formal complaint Wednesday to the United [...]