Stamp commemorating the Salt March

Breaking the law in response to climate change

I do think it’s necessary to control Big Oil, and to stop governments subsidising fossil fuels, and given the sheer scale and influence of the oil companies I’m not sure what we’re going to have to do make that happen.

September 25, 2023

Screen shot of court filings about bad river spill

How to Take out a Pipeline

The speed of economic growth hinges to a large extent on the supply of fossil fuel, especially of oil and gas, which depends in turn on pipeline capacity. Thus, if we are to turn the tide against economic growth, pipelines are a good strategic place to start.

September 22, 2023

Capitol building at dusk

The view from Washington this week

The drama in Washington is all about the looming end of the federal fiscal year. All eyes are focused on House Speaker McCarthy and whether he can deliver enough votes to keep the government open come October 1st.

September 21, 2023

Lithium mine

Welcome to the New Green Colonialism

It’s time to flip the game upside down and end that very green colonialism by requiring a southernization of the north — forcing the latter to reduce its consumption of energy and other resources to meet that of the Global South.

September 20, 2023

Ship in South China Sea

The South China Sea’s Resource Wars

It’s difficult to believe that devastating the ocean’s depths in search of minerals for electric batteries and other technologies could offer a sustainable way to fend off climate change.

September 19, 2023

Lahaina, Hawaii

A Global Maui Moment

And sadly enough, in that war of nature, we humans are the terrorists and those fossil-fuel company CEOs are our very own Osama bin Ladens.

September 18, 2023

Scrooby Sands Windfarm

UK renewables still cheaper than gas, despite auction setback for offshore wind

A UK government auction has secured just 3.7 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable capacity – only a third of the total last year – and failed to contract any new offshore wind.

September 13, 2023

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