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UK Govt Bracing For Second ‘Winter Of Discontent’ Amid Soaring Energy Prices

Downing Street today signaled it is bracing for a ‘winter of discontent’ after BP and Tesco were forced to ration fuel and shut stations, supermarkets warned of food shortages and more energy firms went bust amid rising gas prices. Number…

IPCC climate science report: code red for humanity says UN Secretary General

“Today’s IPCC Working Group 1 Report is a code red for humanity.  The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable:  greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people…

The dilemma of climate scientists

The dilemma of climate scientists – by Andrew Glikson “in private conversations, many climate scientists express far greater concern at the progression of global warming and its consequences than they do in public” – Andrew Glikson (2016) Many climate change…

Australian climate action rated Highly Insufficient by Climate Action Tracker

The Climate Action Tracker, in a new report, has highlighted that Australia, in the leadup to the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow (COP26), is one of the climate action emission reduction and policy laggards. It categorised Australia in the Highly…

Exxon, Chevron, BP and Others Called to Testify on Climate Disinformation – The New York Times

The House Oversight Committee has widened its inquiry into the oil and gas industry’s role in spreading disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming, calling on top executives from Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Royal Dutch…

– Democrats call oil giants to testify at climate change hearing – Press Herald

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are calling top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants to testify at a House hearing as lawmakers investigate what they say is a long-running, industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels…

The West’s Twin Failures: Afghanistan And Climate Change

The West’s humiliation in Afghanistan has an older brother: climate change. As siblings, the two share characteristics, most obviously an inability to confront unwelcome facts. In Afghanistan, there was a large constituency led by the Pentagon invested in the mantra…

Studies: No Trend In ‘Compound’ Natural Disasters Across Australia Since 1966

Three new studies affirm there has been no significant change in natural disasters, precipitation, or bushfire across Australia for the last several decades. Instances when perilous flooding, droughts, bushfires, cyclones, storms, heatwaves…occur at the nearly same time are classified as…

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The climate advocates who say Harvard’s oil divestment is a mistake

Even as climate activists celebrated Harvard University’s promise to cleanse its multibillion-dollar investment fund of holdings in fossil fuel companies last week, others dedicated to the fight against the climate crisis wondered if the real winner was the oil industry….

Australian climate finance falling far short of our fair share, getting worse

A new report highlights the shortfall in developed countries climate finance, including noting Australia as a particular laggard. It estimates the Australian Government is contributing about 8 per cent of what our global fair share commitment should be for the…

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