Global Banks, Led by JPMorgan Chase, Invested $1.9 Trillion in Fossil Fuels Since Paris Climate Pact

By Sharon Kelly A report published Wednesday names the banks that have played the biggest recent role in funding fossil fuel projects, finding that since 2016, immediately following the Paris agreement’s adoption, 33 global banks have poured $1.9 trillion into financing climate-changing projects worldwide. The top four banks that invested most heavily in fossil fuel … Read moreGlobal Banks, Led by JPMorgan Chase, Invested $1.9 Trillion in Fossil Fuels Since Paris Climate Pact

Oregon a Battlefield Again for Fracked Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

By Simon Davis-Cohen When the incumbent Democratic Governor Kate Brown defeated Republican Knute Buehler in a contentious race for Oregon’s governorship, many in the state’s climate movement let out a momentary sigh of relief. Brown had promised to “lead on climate” while Buehler had pledged his support for new fossil fuel infrastructure. Now, residents are … Read moreOregon a Battlefield Again for Fracked Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

Fossil Fuels and Climate Denial Still Reign in Louisiana Despite Scientists’ Dire Warnings

By Julie Dermansky Louisiana is ground zero for the devastating impacts of climate change. Even though the state is already feeling the costly impacts to life and property due to extreme weather and an eroding coastline linked to a warming planet, its government continues to ignore the primary cause—human use of fossil fuels. The impacts … Read moreFossil Fuels and Climate Denial Still Reign in Louisiana Despite Scientists’ Dire Warnings

Fracking in 2018: Another Year of Pretending to Make Money

This post was originally published on this site By Justin Mikulka 2018 was the year the oil and gas industry promised that its darling, the shale fracking revolution, would stop focusing on endless production and instead turn a profit for its investors. But as the year winds to a close, it’s clear that hasn’t happened. … Read moreFracking in 2018: Another Year of Pretending to Make Money

3 Key Dangers of Solar Geoengineering and Why Some Critics Urge a Global Ban

This post was originally published on this site By Justin Mikulka A Harvard research team recently announced plans to perform early tests to shoot sunlight-reflecting particles into the high atmosphere to slow or reverse global warming. These research efforts, which could take shape as soon as the first half of 2019, fall under the banner … Read more3 Key Dangers of Solar Geoengineering and Why Some Critics Urge a Global Ban

Tense Atmosphere: Poland Issues Terrorism Alert for Katowice Ahead of COP24

By Chloe Farand The Polish government has implemented a terrorism alert in the province where the annual UN climate talks are about to start. Climate campaigners are warning of a tense atmosphere in and around the city of Katowice in southern Poland, where the global climate negotiations, known as COP24, are due to kick off … Read moreTense Atmosphere: Poland Issues Terrorism Alert for Katowice Ahead of COP24