Fossil Countries Lobby to Soften IPCC Report on Urgency of Emission Cuts

Fossil producers Australia, Saudi Arabia, and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and beef producers Brazil and Argentina are lobbying hard to water down an upcoming United Nations science report on the pathways for limiting global warming, according to a trove of internal documents released this week by Unearthed, the investigative journalism arm of Greenpeace […]

Combine Climate Action with Pandemic Recovery, ‘Code Red’ Health Report Urges

This story includes details about the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to cope with fears and feelings about the scope and pace of the climate crisis. The Lancet Countdown’s sixth annual report […]

Alberta Foreign Funding Panel Finds No Wrongdoing as Groups Decry ‘Dangerous Political Stunt’

Canadian environmental groups did nothing wrong when they accepted foreign funding for campaigns opposing tar sands/oil sands development, a public inquiry has reported. In his much-delayed report released Thursday, Steve Allan, commissioner of the Inquiry into Anti-Alberta Energy Campaigns, said the groups were exercising their rights to free speech, The Canadian Press reports. “I have […]

#TotalKnew about Climate Impacts in 1970s, Journal Article Says

French colossal fossil TotalÉnergies knew about the dangers of climate change as early as 1971, but has spent much of the last 50 years either denying climate science or privately pushing delays in climate action, according to a forthcoming article in the journal Global Environmental Change. “We show that Total personnel received warnings of the […]

Rock Band Coldplay Takes First Steps to Cut Carbon Footprint of World Tours

As the clock ticks down to COP 26 in Glasgow, some superstar bands are taking steps to design a concert tour that does less harm to the climate. Two years after pledging to stop touring until they could do so more sustainably, U.K.-based rock band Coldplay has vowed that its 2022 Magic of the Spheres […]

Court Orders France to Keep Its Climate Promises

A French court is telling the government of President Emmanuel Macron to walk the talk on climate action after the country overshot its emissions targets by 15 million tonnes between 2015 and 2018.  “The ruling is the latest development in a case brought by French environmental organizations in 2019 in an attempt to use the […]

CBC News Vows to Turn Up the Dial on Climate Crisis Coverage

Based in part upon what it believes its listeners want, Canada’s national broadcaster is vowing to turn the dial up on its climate reporting and analysis. “The planet is changing. So will our journalism,” writes Brodie Fenlon, editor-in-chief and executive director of daily news for CBC News, in an editor’s note. Citing projections by the […]

Real Climate Leadership Means Separating Economy from Fossil Production, Berman Tells Ottawa

Genuine climate leadership in Canada means separating the country’s economy from fossil fuel production quickly and for good, says Stand.Earth international program director Tzeporah Berman.  But the jumble of “half measures” the country’s leadership is currently pursuing “will fall short for as long as our political leaders continue to cling to the hope that we […]