“Climate change is about fossil fuels. Most everyone gets that we need to burn way less coal, gas, and oil. But it can be more difficult to reckon with what this also means: we need to dig up way less of these fuels.
...Adding more than a billion barrels to the global oil market has climate consequences that should be obvious.“
BREAKING: The DNC has quietly voted to ban donations from fossil fuel corporate PACs. We applaud this first step, and hope they’ll follow the lead of the 600+ candidates who have rejected all fossil fuel money, not just from PACs.
New report: G20 countries’ continued investment in gas projects jeopardizes the Paris climate goals. Five countries – the US, Russia, Australia, China, and Canada – are still pouring money into gas projects.
“There is no time to lose”, says the Pope to Big Oil regarding transitioning away from fossil fuels.
Pledges to address the climate crisis will continue to ring hollow as long as governments keep propping up the industry that drives it.
“Will we turn the corner in time? No one can answer that with certainty,” the pope said. “But with each month that passes, the challenge of energy transition becomes more pressing.”
He called on the participants “to be the core of a group of leaders who envision the global energy transition in a way that will take into account all the peoples of the earth, as well as future generations and all species and ecosystems.”