Wind and solar were EU’s top electricity source in 2022 for first time ever

Published on January 31st, 2023 | by

2 hours ago by

Wind and solar supplied more of the EU’s electricity than any other power source for the first time ever in 2022, new analysis finds. They together provided a record one-fifth of the EU’s electricity in 2022 – a larger share than gas or nuclear, according to a report by the climate thinktank Ember. By Daisey Dunne Carbon Brief Record […]

Why does CA take on public debt to give away water to billionaire almond growers? It’s just NUTS!

Published on January 31st, 2023 | by

6 hours ago by

California officials claim we are in the grip of a major drought, as the Governor issues a flood disaster proclamation requesting presidential aid, while he claims the State is running out of water. Critics are raising questions, “is it because California has gone nuts?” In every major drought, since the turn of the 21st Century, tens-of-thousands of acres […]

Shareholder resolutions push big banks to phase out fossil fuel financing

Published on January 31st, 2023 | by

10 hours ago by

Taking aim at Wall Street banks financing the oil, gas, and coal extraction fueling the climate crisis, a coalition of institutional investors on Tuesday announced the filing of climate-related shareholder resolutions in an effort to force “more climate-friendly policies that better align with” the firms’ public commitments to combating the planetary emergency. By Brett Wilkins […]

Fox piles on to attack black climate scientist who dared to discuss white supremacy

Published on January 31st, 2023 | by

11 hours ago by

Last week, Fox News (and The New York Post) ran a piece about “a TikToker… who claims to be an ‘intersectional climate scientist’” and who made a video last year about climate, capitalism, colonialism, and white supremacy. But Dr. Chandler Puritty isn’t just “a TikToker,” and she doesn’t just claim to be a climate scientist, she definitely is one! By Climate Denier Roundup […]

Biden restores vital protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest gutted by Trump

Published on January 30th, 2023 | by

1 day ago by

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it has finalized protections for the Tongass National Forest by restoring “longstanding roadless protections to 9.37 million acres of roadless areas that support the ecological, economic, and cultural values of Southeastern Alaska.” By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The Roadless Rule was established in 2001 to protect wilderness […]

Exxon Knew: False advertising isn’t First Amendment-protected free speech

Published on January 30th, 2023 | by

1 day ago by

Whenever anyone dares to suggest that disinformation is bad, one of the most common knee-jerk reactions is to cry, ‘The First Amendment protects freedom of speech!’ But the fossil fuel industry’s false advertising isn’t protected by the First Amendment, and you don’t have to take our word for it. By Climate Denier Roundup “Corporations should not be able to use […]

Truth Sandwiches: Banning EVs in Wyoming

Published on January 28th, 2023 | by

3 days ago by

This has been reported, but we are learning more. The Hill: Wyoming lawmakers propose ban on electric vehicle sales: “A group of GOP Wyoming state lawmakers want to end electric vehicle sales there by 2035, saying the move will help safeguard the oil and gas industries.” By Mokurai  No mention of coal, though. The legislation said […]

2022 was world’s 6th-hottest year on record

Published on January 27th, 2023 | by

4 days ago by

The planet continued its warming trend in 2022, with last year ranking as the sixth-warmest year on record since 1880, according to an analysis by scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). By NOAA Below are highlights from NOAA’s 2022 annual global climate report: Climate by the numbers Earth’s average land and ocean […]

Big Oil petitions SCOTUS to restart fracking off the California coast

Published on January 27th, 2023 | by

4 days ago by

The American Petroleum Institute and a pair of oil companies filed a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in a bid to overturn a lower federal court ruling that blocked fracking in public waters off California’s coast. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams “The decision to halt fracking was exceedingly well-reasoned, and I hope […]

American Petroleum Institute suggests the cure for heroine addiction is – More Heroine!

Published on January 27th, 2023 | by

4 days ago by

This month, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released its 2023 State of American Energy Report, which includes some of the most blatant fossil fuel industry delay tactics and greenwashing that we have seen in a while. By Climate Denier Roundup With the tagline “The Solution is Here,” the report claims to offer a fix for the “global energy […]

Earth Matters: A few more unkind words about Exxon’s climate lies and deceptions

Published on January 26th, 2023 | by

5 days ago by

By now I suspect most readers have at least heard that a study has filled in more damning detail on the 2015 exposé that an Inside Climate News’ investigation published regarding Exxon executives knowing climate change was real because company scientists told them so close to half a century ago. Maybe you’re already sick of this story or you’re in a so-what-else-is-new […]

Is ‘green hydrogen’ a viable option to keep climate change below 1.5C?

Published on January 26th, 2023 | by

5 days ago by

Hydrogen is expected to become one of the building blocks for reaching global climate goals, yet current production is almost exclusively from high-carbon sources. By Adrian Odenweller and Dr Falko Ueckerdt Carbon Brief In a recent study, we looked at how quickly the world would need to scale “green” hydrogen – made by splitting water with low-carbon […]

Climate Arsonists: Despite net-zero pledges, Wall Street continues to pump billion$ into fossil fuels

Published on January 26th, 2023 | by

5 days ago by

Top banks in the United States and around the world have made a show of embracing net-zero emissions pledges, portraying themselves as allies in the fight against the global climate emergency. But a new analysis published Tuesday by a group of NGOs makes clear that the world’s leading financial institutions—including major Wall Street banks such as Citigroup, JPMorgan […]

How many lies can the Daily Caller cram into one diatribe against offshore wind energy?

Published on January 26th, 2023 | by

5 days ago by

The Daily Caller can’t stop, won’t stop spreading climate disinformation! On Saturday, the outlet ran a piece by professional climate disinformer Vijay Jayaraj, and then on Sunday, The Daily Caller published the latest demonstration of why it should be considered a pay-to-play propaganda producer and not a real media outlet, despite its status as a Facebook-approved fact-checker. In the Sunday piece by contributor John Hugh DeMastri, the […]

Atmospheric rivers over California’s wildfire burn scars raise fears of deadly mudslides – this is what cascading climate disasters look like

Published on January 25th, 2023 | by

5 days ago by

Rivers of muddy water from heavy rainfall raced through city streets as thousands of people evacuated homes downhill from California’s wildfire burn scars amid atmospheric river storms drenching the state in early January 2023. The evacuations at one point included all of Montecito, home to around 8,000 people – and the site of the state’s […]