Can Biden break Big Banks’ bond with fossil fuels?

Published on June 10th, 2021 | by

2 days ago by

The climate crisis will affect every aspect of our society—the financial sector very much included. We no longer live in the stable climate that our economy was built upon. In fact, economists and major investors warn that the climate crisis already poses a systemic risk to our financial system. By Michael Brune Sierra Club The […]

With KXL dead, pressure intensifies for Biden to kill Line 3 pipeline

Published on June 10th, 2021 | by

3 days ago by

Seizing the momentum after a day of major direct action against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline in northern Minnesota, Indigenous and green groups on Wednesday stepped up their pressure on President Joe Biden to honor Native American treaties and protect the environment and climate by stopping the toxic project. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The climate advocacy […]

Fake environmentalist Shellenberger’s new schtick is a ‘Peace Campaign’ to bring climate denial techniques to the war on drugs

Published on June 10th, 2021 | by

3 days ago by

It’s pretty obvious that deniers have no qualms about jumping from one subject to the next, with a pattern of behavior that remains remarkably stable despite the dramatically different academic fields they seek to colonize. By Climate Denier Roundup Yesterday we touched on three examples of this, but today and tomorrow we’re going deep on one […]

Keystone XL pipeline is finally dead (after a 15-year fight)

Published on June 10th, 2021 | by

3 days ago by

After more than a decade of grassroots organizing, agitation, and tireless opposition by the international climate movement, the final nail was slammed into the Keystone XL’s coffin Wednesday afternoon when the company behind the transnational tar sands pipeline officially pulled the plug on its plans.   By Jon Queally Common Dreams Following consultation with Canadian officials and regulators—including “its partner, […]

Why the climate movement must do more to mobilise older people

Published on June 9th, 2021 | by

3 days ago by

Some say age is only a number. Others associate age with wisdom. Or perhaps it is a state of mind. Whatever it is, age is a factor in climate progress, and 2021’s renewed climate momentum must mobilise the oft-overlooked elderly demographic. By Aled Jones, Anglia Ruskin University and Bradley Hiller, Anglia Ruskin University The Conversation […]

The Push for a Price on Carbon conference: Coming from Citizens’ Climate Lobby this weekend

Published on June 9th, 2021 | by

3 days ago by

Calling on Congress An economy-wide carbon price is the single most powerful tool we have to reduce America’s carbon pollution to net zero by 2050. We’re asking Congress to enact that powerful tool this year. You’ll get updates on what’s happening in Washington, D.C., from keynote speaker Adele Morris, economist at the Brookings Institution, and […]

EcoRight Speaks podcast: Students for Carbon Dividends co-founder and Hoosier, George Gemelas

Published on June 9th, 2021 | by

3 days ago by

This week’s guest is George Gemelas, a friend of the EcoRight who just graduated with a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of the Environment. He is a contributor to Young Voices, a co-founder and the Executive Vice President of Students for Carbon Dividends and George is broadly focused on helping to find common ground across the aisle on […]

Aging Disgracefully: Climate denial doesn’t hold up to test of time (Or any other test, really)

Published on June 9th, 2021 | by

4 days ago by

Climate change denial is a professional’s pursuit, so we generally don’t pay much attention to its audience, the rank and file Republicans that make up a minority of the country yet somehow (entrenched white supremacy) hold the majority of the political power needed to move us off fossil fuels. By Climate Denier Roundup But it […]

It’s working: G7 climate laws cut emissions by 1.3 billion tons in 2019

Published on June 9th, 2021 | by

4 days ago by

Climate laws implemented by the G7 group of major economies cut their collective carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1.3bn tonnes (GtCO2) in 2019. That is the result of our new analysis for Carbon Brief, ahead of the G7 leaders summit on 11-13 June, based on research we published last year. By Shaikh Eskander and Sam Fankhauser Carbon Brief […]

Net Zero CO2: Clean Creatives targets corporate ad giant WPP for helping big oil greenwash

Published on June 9th, 2021 | by

4 days ago by

The climate-focused Clean Creatives campaign released a mocking ad video Tuesday to rebuke the greenwashing of corporate advertising giant WPP, which represents some of the world’s biggest polluters. By Julia Conley Common Dreams The satirical video is a send up of WPP’s announcement ahead of Earth Day this year in which the ad agency claimed it was setting targets for its own […]

Think the economic damage from covid was bad? Climate crisis will cost twice as much… EVERY YEAR

Published on June 8th, 2021 | by

4 days ago by

New research by global insurance giant Swiss RE warns that the looming devastation of runaway greenhouse gas emissions and the climate crisis could result in economic retractions twice as potent as the global recession unleashed by  Covid-19—a calamity, unlike the pandemic, which could go on for many years without end. By Jon Queally Common Dreams Analyzing […]

Michael Mann: Dont misunderstand the new WMO climate report

Published on June 8th, 2021 | by

4 days ago by

The World Meteorological Organization (“WMO”) has put out their latest “Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update”. By Dr Michael Mann Among their main predictions are: • Annual mean global (land and sea) mean near-surface temperature is likely to be at least 1°C warmer than pre-industrial levels in each of the coming 5 years • The chance of at […]

Will “Energy transition materials” be big oil’s newest buzzword to dis EVs?

Published on June 8th, 2021 | by

5 days ago by

An op-ed published in The Hill last week seems to adopt an unimpeachable bit of folksy, common sense wisdom, advising that we “not put all our cars in the EV basket.” By Climate Denier Roundup It was written by Bernard Weinstein, whose byline describes him as “an emeritus professor of applied economics at the University […]

#StopLine3 Protesters Appeal to Biden on Historic Day of Action

Published on June 8th, 2021 | by

5 days ago by

In what organizers are calling the largest-ever demonstration of its kind in Minnesota history, more than 2,000 Indigenous-led water protectors on Monday continued nonviolent, direct action protests against the planned replacement and expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams Stop Line 3 campaigners said over 1,000 water protectors marched with Indigenous leaders to […]

Amnesty International calls G7 climate plan fail a devastating assault on human rights

Published on June 7th, 2021 | by

5 days ago by

Ahead of this week’s G7 summit, Amnesty International decried the inadequacy of wealthy nations’ climate action plans as a colossal human rights failure and delivered a blueprint for policymakers to urgently change course to avert “impending catastrophe” and uphold their international obligations. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams “The unambitious climate plans submitted by G7 members represent […]