Emissions equivalent to nearly a quarter of the US total since 2005 have come from fossil fuels extracted on the nation’s public lands and waters, according to recent analysis.
“Some government and business leaders are saying one thing – but doing another,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said. “Simply put, they are lying. And the results will be catastrophic.”
The World Energy Outlook 2016, released last week, is just one among an increasing line of studies showing how nations need to slow and, ultimately, phase out investment in new fossil fuel supply infrastructure – from oil fields and pipelines to coal mines – if they are serious about keeping warming to 2C or less.
Academics gathered in Oxford this week to discuss how to constrain fossil fuel supply as part of efforts to tackle climate change.
The movement to stop fossil fuel development just keeps winning.
The Paris Climate Agreement of December 2015 is a dangerous distraction that threatens all of us.
The situation in Ukraine is undoubtedly complex, but it may be as much about a scramble for growth and fossil fuel as it is about ethno-cultural identity.
People come to Alberta to make a killing in the oil fields, not a living. And that sense of entitlement pervades the province.
While governors have declared states of emergency from Louisiana to New Jersey due to the massive snow and ice storm, other examples of extreme weather are being seen across the globe.