Thursday, December 1, 2022

US mega-banks behind 1/3 of climate-destroying oil and gas expansion: Report

"Global banks' top fossil fuel clients amount to a rogues' gallery of bad actors."

By 2030, poor nations will need $2.4 trillion per year to fight climate crisis:...

"Humanity has a choice: cooperate or perish. It is either a climate solidarity pact—or a collective suicide pact."

Maryland opens largest transit bus charging station

"The transportation infrastructure of tomorrow is up and running today in Montgomery County."

Single billionaire produces a million times more emissions than average person: Oxfam

"These few billionaires together have 'investment emissions' that equal the carbon footprints of entire countries like France, Egypt, or Argentina."

What to expect from COP27 in Egypt’s police state: an interview with Sharif Abdel...

As tens of thousands of delegates – from world leaders to climate activists and journalists – descend on Sharm el-Sheik from all over the world, we asked Egyptian Journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous to give us his thoughts about the state of Egypt today.

Crisis or catastrophe: nothing changes

As delegates prepare for COP27 and fossil fuel companies report record profits, the environmental emergency couldn’t be more pressing; the need for action by governments, corporations and populations more urgent, and the stench of complacency more pungent.

‘Willful ignorance’: Indigenous delegation incredulous at bankers’ attitude to fossil fuel impacts

US and Mexican activists fighting new oil and gas projects said they had to give a basic lesson on the harm caused by fracking during meetings with financiers in London.

‘Drop fossil fuels,’ over 400 scientists tell PR firm handling UN climate talks

“It’s an almost comical conflict of interest that Big Oil’s spin doctors are also in charge of communications for the UN climate talks.”

Biden threatens windfall tax for fossil fuel ‘war profiteers’

Biden accused the companies of taking advantage of the war to fill their coffers and calling on them to instead work to reduce prices.

Flint residents return to court after city misses deadline to replace lead pipes

"The people of Flint won't tolerate any more broken promises from the city, which is under a federal court order to get the lead pipes out of the ground and somehow still can't get the job done."