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Total Cop-Out – While hosting the COP29 climate summit, Azerbaijan plans 1/3 boost in oil production

Azerbaijan, the country slated to host the next United Nations Climate Change Conference, has plans to increase its gas production by a third during the next 10 years. The findings, released by Global Witness Monday, build on concerns about how effectively an Azerbaijan-hosted COP29 will tackle the climate crisis, given the country’s reliance on fossil fuels and […]

January 9th

Half a victory – Mountain Valley Pipeline partly blocked in North Carolina

Frontline critics of the Mountain Valley Pipeline celebrated after Equitrans Midstream revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that the distance of the proposed Southgate extension project has been cut in half. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The partially completed MVP project—long delayed by legal battles until congressional Republicans and President Joe Biden included language to fast-track it in […]

January 6th

UFOs and Uzbekistan: Where climate disinfo is headed in 2024

As we enter the new year of 2024, we are feeling reflective. How has the climate disinformation landscape shifted? Who’s tapped out, and who’s emerging? And why are UFOs and Uzbekistan part of the climate disinfo conversation? By Climate Denier Roundup Great to meet Deputy Minister of Health Elmira Basitkhanova. Her ministry is responsible for many […]

As climate crisis deepens, Big Oil companies lavish shareholders with record payouts

The year 2023 was marked by weather events that made it increasingly clear that the Earth has entered what United Nations Secretary General António Guterres called the “era of global boiling,” with wildfires and prolonged heatwaves impacting millions of people and scientists confirming their suffering was the direct result of fossil fuel extraction and planetary heating. By Julia Conley Common Dreams But for […]

January 4th

Despite lofty climate promises at COP28, US approves yet another LNG pipeline

Days after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference and warned that food insecurity “is made worse by our warming climate,” government watchdog Public Citizen wrote to the top diplomat Wednesday, demanding to know why—if he is concerned about planetary heating—his agency recently approved the construction of a fracked gas pipeline. By […]

December 8th

Big Media’s greenwashing of Big Oil undermines their own climate reporting

If you’re unaware of Drilled, an award-winning website dedicated to focusing on climate accountability, you would do well to add it to your collection of substacks to read and support. Founded six years ago by veteran climate reporter Amy Westervelt, who The New York Times should have hired instead of Bret Stephens. That’s the longtime climate science denier who claims […]

December 7th

Free the Hostages – Big Oil has captured COP28

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says fossil fuel interests have effectively seized the reins of the United Nations climate summit process, preventing the kind of ambitious action that scientists say is necessary to prevent catastrophic warming and all of its cascading impacts. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “This industry is way more effective at […]

December 5th

Edison Electric Institute brings on new climate denier CEO (Paid by YOUR inflated power bills)

For at least the last seven years, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has tried to shed its image as a disinfo-spreading fossil fuel lobby shop by another name (utility industry trade group), but all that’s probably for naught given its new CEO. By Climate Denier Roundup That’s not to say that EEI has been particularly successful at greenwashing the industry lately anyway. […]

September 26th

Al Gore to Big Oil: ‘Get out of the way’ of climate action

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, a long-time climate activist, had harsh words for the fossil fuel industry. “Many of the largest companies have engaged in massive fraud,” he said at The New York Times’ Climate Forward event, as the Independent reported. “For some decades now, they’ve followed the playbook of the tobacco industry, using these very sophisticated, lavishly […]

September 25th

Pacific Island nations lead push for Fossil Fuel Nonproliferation Treaty

As heads of climate-wrecking nations like the United States, China, and Britain declined to attend Wednesday’s United Nations Climate Ambition Summit in New York, leaders of Pacific island and other Global South countries renewed the push for a fossil fuel nonproliferation treaty. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams Prime Minister of Tuvalu at UNSG #ClimateAmbitionSummit calls […]

September 22nd