THIRTY YEARS AGO, while the Midwest withered in massive drought and East Coast temperatures exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit, I testified to the Senate as a senior NASA scientist about climate change. I said that ongoing global warming was outside the range of natural variability and it could be attributed, with #keepitinthegroundclimate actiondroughtFossil FuelsJames Hansennasa Read More
UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa today called on oil producing countries to make the challenging but necessary transition to renewable energy in order to enable a low-carbon future and prevent the worst ravages of climate change, which include ever more severe and frequent droughts, flooding and storms caused #keepitinthegroundfossil freeoilstranded assetsUNFCCC Read More
New Zealand will no longer offer new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday
"The whole world is going in this direction," Ardern said. "We all signed up to the Paris agreement that said we're moving towards carbon-neutrality, and now we need to act on it."
The ban only affects future #keepitinthegroundArderngasNew ZealandoilRenewables Read More
UN Climate Change News, 3 April 2018 – Scientists are now worried that unless accelerated action is taken by 2020, the Paris goal may become unattainable, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters at the UN’s New York Headquarters.
The Paris Climate Change Agreement, adopted by countries in December 2015, aims to keep global temperature rise #keepitinthegroundclimate changeFossil FuelsguterresTalanoa Read More
Promoting sustainable development and combating climate change have become integral aspects of energy planning, analysis and policy making. Because energy accounts for two-thirds of total greenhouse gas emissions and 80% of CO2, any effort to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change must include the energy sector.
For these reasons, it is #fossilfree#keepitinthegroundClean EnergyFossil Fuel SubsidiesG7G7 SummitIEAIRENATrudeau Read More
UN Climate Change News, 14 February 2018 - Taxes are effective at cutting harmful greenhouse emissions from energy use, but taxation applied by major economies to CO2 emissions is not enough to fight climate change, say experts with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the report Taxing Energy Use #keepitinthegroundEmissionsFossil FuelsOECD Read More
Four Australian Catholic organisations have announced they are completely divesting from coal, oil and gas in what they say is the first joint Catholic divestment anywhere in the world.
The move comes as prominent Jewish rabbis, Muslim clerics, Anglican bishops and other religious leaders call on the Australian government to protect #keepitintheground350.orgAustralian Religious Responsecatholicclimate changedivestmentfossil freeFossil Fuelsgreat barrier reefMarist Sisters AustraliaPassionists – Holy Spirit Province Australiapopepope francisPresentation Congregation QueenslandPresentation Sisters Wagga Wagga Read More