Climate Litigation Spreads Across The United States

By Kathy Mulvey, Union of Concerned Scientists. -

With hurricanes in the Gulf South and wildfires in the West, the intensifying impacts of climate change have been inescapable as summer turns to fall. Summer 2020 also brought a wave of new [...]

Big Oil Reality Check

By Oil Change International. -

As oil and gas companies claim to be part of the solution of the climate crisis, the reality couldn’t be more different. Our new discussion paper analyzes the current climate commitments of eight [...]

Democrat’s Climate Change Lies

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

In recent weeks a combination of drought and record breaking heat have accelerated wildfire season to historic levels of devastation. More than 4.6 million acres have burned in the states of [...]

New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance

By Randall Hyman, Truthout. -

New Mexico - The spicy pungency of sagebrush filled the air in Greater Chaco, New Mexico, in late July this summer as I watched towering, rain-laden clouds gather across the endless horizon — a [...]

Senate Democrats’ New Climate Report Disappoints

By Marlee Kokotovic, Nation of Change.   -

Senate Democrats released a climate action report earlier this week leaving green groups, environmental activists, and progressive campaigners disappointed. Critics of the report are saying [...]

How Much Will Earth Really Warm By? Here’s The Latest Research

By Ben McNeil, Science Alert. -

A major new study has been published - one that gives much more certainty on the extent of future warming we might expect. Along with many other international climate scientists, it was led by [...]

Climate Activists Are Closer Than Ever To Ending All Fossil Fuel Investments

By Nick Engelfried, Waging Nonviolence. -

When New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced last month that the state would divest its over $200 billion Common Retirement Fund from more than 20 coal companies, it marked an [...]

COVID19 Lockdown Has Little Impact On Climate, Green Recovery Needed

By Piers Forster, The Conversation. -

Here in the UK, with traffic noise back to drowning out birdsong, and foreign holidays back on the cards, it is easy to forget the weeks of cleaner air. If we do not seize the opportunity to [...]

COVID-19, Climate Change, And Chaos

By Mel Gurtov, Peace Voice. -

COVID-19 and the protests for racial justice have drawn attention away from the mostly bad news about the environment. Yes, the skies in most parts of the world are a lot clearer these days as [...]

Trump’s Golden Era Of Energy Is Turning To Lead

By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog. -

It was just over a year ago that President Trump announced, “The golden era of American energy is now underway,” saying that his policies focused on exploiting oil, gas, and coal were “unleashing [...]

How The Fossil Fuel Industry Funds The Police

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huff Post. -

Black Americans are one and a half times more likely than white Americans to breathe air polluted by burning fossil fuels, three times more likely to die from the lung and heart diseases that [...]

Virginia’s Energy Kingpin Could Finally Face A Reckoning Over Race

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post. -

Anti-poverty activist Rev. William Barber II denounced the compressor station as environmental racism in 2019, Dominion started running Facebook ads featuring video from a high school essay [...]

Climate Justice Advocates Celebrate Important Victories But Big Oil And Gas Aren’t Giving In

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Climate justice advocates are justifiably celebrating recent victories such as stopping three major pipelines, a new court decision regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and national [...]

Building On Victories For A Stronger Climate Justice Movement

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

While the climate justice movement has been winning important victories, stopping and slowing pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure, and putting the future of fossil fuels in doubt, the [...]

Frightening Numbers: Biosphere Heating Accelerates

By Manuel Garcia Jr. from his blog. -

At this time, the Biosphere is warming at a rate of 3.03×1015 Watts, which is equivalent to a temperature rate-of-rise of 0.0167°C/year. The warming rate has been increasing steadily since the [...]