'Getting away with murder?': European Oil and Gas Majors' 2022 emissions alone could cause at least an estimated 360,000 temperature-related premature deaths before 2100 https://www.greenpeace.org/nl/todaysemissionstomorrowsdeaths/ #climateEmergency #ClimateCrisis #FossilFuels #climate
COP28 climate summit embroiled in controversy over oil chief's role https://noah-news.com/gb/en/environment/2023/12/05/cop-climate-summit-embroiled-in-controversy-over-oil-chiefs-role #COP28 #climatechange #fossilfuels
Global carbon emissions from fossil fuels to hit record high
Projected rate of warming has not improved in past two years, analysis shows
Sorry, only bad news available.
#carbonemissions #Cop28 #climatechange #fossilfuels #flight #shipping
2023 projected global fossil fuel emissions, the largest contributor to climate chaos:
Global ⬆️ 1.1%
Coal ⬆️ 1.1%
Oil ⬆️ 1.5%
Gas ⬆️ 0.5%
Cement ⬆️ 0.8%
India ⬆️ 8.2%
China ⬆️ 4%
USA ⬇️ 3%
EU ⬇️ 7.4%
Rest of the world ⬇️ 0.4%
Shipping ⬆️ 11.9%
Aviation ⬆️ 28%
Fossil CO₂ emissions hit record high yet again in 2023
#FossilFuels #BusinessAsUsual #ExtremeHeatwaves
Cruel summer ahead – why is Australia so unprepared?
National Health and Climate Strategy
#FossilFuels #ExtremeHeatwaves #outdoors #AC #energy OneHealth #wildlife #ClimateEmergency
UAE's Sultan Al Jaber clarifies controversial fossil fuel comments at Cop28 https://noah-news.com/gb/en/environment/2023/12/05/uaes-sultan-al-jaber-clarifies-controversial-fossil-fuel-comments-at-cop #Cop28 #climatechange #fossilfuels
Extinguishing the #EV #Battery Fire Hype
The numbers don’t support persistent fears of #lithiumion conflagrations
“Despite the scapegoating of #EVs, global momentum, spurred by concerns about the consequences of continuing to burn #fossilfuels, is still moving in the direction of battery electrics”
“Convenient and affordable charging at/near home is core to the ecosystem but must be complemented by reliable public fast charging” https://spectrum.ieee.org/lithium-ion-battery-fires #electricvehicles
Don’t Fall for Big Oil’s Carbon Capture Deceptions | Carbon capture technology is a PR fig leaf designed to help Big Oil delay the phase-out of fossil fuels
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dont-fall-for-big-oils-carbon-capture-deceptions/ #climatecrisis #COP28 #fossilfuels
Negotiations firestorm at #COP28 in Dubai over COP presidency Sultan Al Jaber comments. Climate Summit Leader Tries to Calm Uproar Over a Remark on Fossil Fuels
A disturbing pattern of inaction
Two charts in Australia’s 2023 climate statement show we are way off track for net zero by 2050
#ClimateEmergency #FossilFuels #cars #SUVs #transportation #agriculture #ClimateAction
How the UNFCCC Can Tackle Fossil Fuel Subsidies at COP28 and Beyond
#Environment #ClimateChange #COP28 #FossilFuels #IISD #FossilFuelSubsidies #ClimateAction #UNFCCC #IPCC #ParisAgreement #EmissionsCut #SustainableDevelopment
Fossil fuel firms should volunteer to help vulnerable countries, says Spanish minister https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/04/fossil-fuel-firms-should-volunteer-to-help-vulnerable-countries-says-spanish-minister #COP28 #FossilFuelCriminals #FossilFuels #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #MakeFossilFuelsPay
#COP23 Prdt : "there is no science out there, or no scenario out there, that says that the phase-out of fossil fuel is what’s going to achieve 1.5C.”
Interestingly, the COP23 Prdt is also one of the head of the UAE oil company.
(#climateChange scientist: “It is undeniable that to limit #globalWarming to 1.5C we must all rapidly reduce #carbonEmissions and phase-out the use of #fossilFuels by 2035 at the latest. The alternative is an unmanageable future for humanity.”)
Cop28 president clarifies stance on fossil fuels amid global climate discourse https://noah-news.com/gb/en/environment/2023/12/04/cop-president-clarifies-stance-on-fossil-fuels-amid-global-climate-discourse #climatechange #Cop28 #fossilfuels
@parents4future That’s the same guy who said: “We are still going to be the last man standing, and every molecule of hydrocarbon will come out.”
"Fossil fuel projects awaiting approval could blow Australia’s ‘carbon budget’ tenfold, climate groups say"
Put another way: Scientists call for the overthrow of the vested interests working to burn down the planet for profit.
“change the very things that move and power us: We’re going from #fossilfuels to materials”
“The challenge isn’t just building enough global supply of critical minerals, but ensuring diversified and stable supplies”
“Kinterra will cut deals with #automakers and #battery manufacturers to funnel the mine’s output into new materials for #electriccars and #grid #batteries”
“we have the minerals to execute on the #energytransition”
Will the world continue to prioritise profits over the environment? | The Stream
#Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of #fossilfuels
#UAE’s #SultanAlJaber: phase-out of #coal, #oil and #gas would take world ‘back into caves.’
“I accepted to come to this meeting to have a sober and mature conversation. I’m not in any way signing up to any discussion that is alarmist. There is no science out there, or no scenario out there, that says that the phase-out of #fossilfuel is what’s going to achieve 1.5C”
Fossil of the Day: 🥁🥁 The official winner of today is…. Brazil 🇧🇷 For mistaking oil production with climate leadership. Brazil's dash for oil undermines the efforts of Brazilian negotiators
And a dishonourable mention goes to… South Africa. 🇿🇦 Recognised for the recent terrible decision to expand coal mining operations, violating its commitments to reduce GHG emissions.
Al Jaber, president of Cop28, said a phase-out of fossil fuels would not allow sustainable development “unless you want to take the world back into caves”.
Great words indeed from the president of Cop28.
#climatechange #COP28 #uae #fossilfuels #climatecrisis #climatedenialism
"Passing the 1.5 degree mark is merely a symptom of the underlying condition: the continued burning of #FossilFuels. That’s what we must stop.
International efforts must clearly focus on the obligations of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful people, industries and nations to end the harm they are causing."
"UK prime minister attacked for inconsistency after allowing more gas and oil exploration in the North Sea"
"Al Jaber also said a phase-out of fossil fuels would not allow sustainable development “unless you want to take the world back into caves”."
"Fifty oil and gas companies representing 40 percent of global production pledged to decarbonize their operations by 2050 at the UN's COP28 climate talks in Dubai on Saturday."
Ahead of #COP28, polar climate scientist Dr Ella Gilbert spoke to the Dr James Kirkham, Chief Scientific Advisor for the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, about what's at stake in the negotiations for the #cryosphere
❄️And the message is stark: 2°C is simply too high for the world's ice.
Reason to phaseout #FossilFuels as rapidly as possible to limit damage.
Al Jaber's comments from #COP28 reminded me to finally sign the academics open letter in support of a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (https://fossilfueltreaty.org/open-letter/#signatories) - there is no path to limiting warming without an equitable & just fossil fuel phase out.
An vielen großen #Industrie|standorten in Deutschland spielt Erdgas als #Energieträger eine wichtige Rolle. An anderen Orten fallen die erneuerbaren Energien stärker ins Gewicht. Die regionale Verteilung auf Kreisebene zeigt unsere interaktive Karte: https://www.statistikportal.de/de/energieverbrauch-karte #COP28 #climatechange #fossilfuels
#COP28: UAE 🇦🇪 climate chief’s comments ‘incredibly concerning.' Climate analyst Bill Hare describes Sultan Al Jaber’s dismissal of the need for a phaseout of #FossilFuels as ‘verging on climate denial’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/live/2023/dec/03/cop28-live-health-in-focus-at-dubai-climate-talks
Ignore the title of this video report. It is an excellent interview Iwith Lavetanalagi Seru from Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (#PICAN) in #Fiji🇫🇯 outlighning the ambition needed in #COP28 negotiations to phase out #FossilFuels and to ensure all COP decisions align with the 1.5C pathway of the Paris Agreement, and calling for #Australia🇦🇺 to stop approving new coal and gas projects.
I'm shocked, shocked that we won't be able to keep warming to 1.5℃. Who could have seen that coming.
Business as usual will result in warming of around 3.4℃. My bet is we'll wind up closer to that than to 1.5℃, due to the fact that shortsighted, ignorant, selfish, greedy people run the world. I don't know if civilization can survive that kind of climate. I guess we'll find out the hard way.
Northern Territory - Net zero policy for new gas projects abandoned after industry objected. The gas industry was the only stakeholder consulted before policy proposal was ditched by the Northern Territory Labor government, FoI documents show, reports the Guardian.
Al Gore Gore slams UAE at #COP28 "They are abusing the public's trust by naming the CEO of one of the largest and least responsible oil companies in the world as head of the COP,"
UAE's greenhouse gas emissions rose by 7.5% in 2022 from the previous year, compared to a 1.5% percent rise in the entire world.
He urged delegates to agree to language in the final text issued at the summit to phase out #FossilFuels, without caveats or mentions of carbon capture technology.
NZ Prime Minister Christopher Luxon's extreme plans to restart oil exploration won New Zealand the Fossil of the Day award at COP28
Ignorant #Cop28 president denies #science and refuses demands for #PhaseOut of #FossilFuels: Remarks from #UAE’s #AlJaber implying phase-out of #coal, #oil and #gas taking us “back into caves” show he has the mind of a #caveman #BackIntoCaves #FixingGuardianHeadlines https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/03/back-into-caves-cop28-president-dismisses-phase-out-of-fossil-fuels
Climate analyst Bill Hare described #SultanAlJaber’s dismissal of the need for a phaseout of #FossilFuels as ‘verging on #ClimateDenial’
If you're wondering how putting the oil and gas guy in charge of COP28 is going.
Guardian: "Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels
Exclusive: UAE’s Sultan Al Jaber says phase-out of coal, oil and gas would take world ‘back into caves’"
I think it's safe to say the Cop is pretty pointless at this point, beyond Fossi Fuel CEO hob-nobbing.
Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/03/back-into-caves-cop28-president-dismisses-phase-out-of-fossil-fuels?CMP=twt_b-gdnnews 🔥 #Cop28 #FossilFuels #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency #ClimateCrisis #COP28Dubai #DontLookUp
The president of COP28, Sultan Al Jaber, has claimed there is “no science” indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels is needed to restrict global heating to 1.5C!
If you're interested in how we (as a planet) are doing in our efforts to change our behaviour (and by our, I mean #corporations, states & us) around #climatechange, then you might want to spend a bit of time exploring the data provided by Climate TRACE.
To be frank, if you do you're not going to have an uplifting Sunday, but you'll see just why a #COP28, dominated by #FossilFuels executives, is really never going to offer a real solution to the #climatecrisis
At #COP28, the CEO of #Exxon tells the FT that the #greentransition 'is not limited to just wind, solar and EVs,... Carbon capture is going to play a role. We’re good at that. We know how to do it, we can contribute. Hydrogen will play a role. Biofuels will play a role'!
#FossilFuels *are* the problem!
The plummeting use of coal for German electricity, with a bump during 2021 and 2022 (high gas price).
Mostly thanks to renewables, producing around 60% of German electricity so far this year.
[Sure, still too much coal, should go to zero]
Peaceful coal port protesters prosecuted like bikie gang on bail
"Sixteen Rising Tide protesters who were arrested in a peaceful (and approved) blockade of Newcastle Coal Port on Sunday were held in custody until they agreed to oppressive and unclear bail conditions." Wendy Bacon reports
"If our government fails in that duty to protect my generation against the greed of the coal and gas barons, we have a duty to stand up – because unionists, suffragettes, and civil rights campaigners fought and died for our right to do so."
#FossilFuels #coal #protests #law #EnvironmentalDefenders #CivilLiberties #EDO #RisingTide #activism #CivilDisobedience #ClimateEmergency
Although its already clear that #COP28 will be declaring a range of #investments in #carboncapture & storage (CCS) technologies, as the FT points out: the 'greatest limitation on CCS, though, is comparison with other technologies. In sectors such as electricity generation, cheaper alternatives already exist'.
So why the growing number of CCS projects?
Anything to do with the way #fossilfuels corporations have spotted a way of farming subsidies for almost no real performance requirements?
Yeah. Not new news. They're killing us.
People in metropolitan areas die by the thousands every year from sudden respiratory failure, tied largely to this.
"Air pollution from fossil fuel use accounts for over 5 million extra deaths a year"
"New estimates suggest that phasing out fossil fuels might have a greater impact on global deaths than previously thought"
"The 1,000-ton rule states that a person is killed every time humanity burns 1,000 tons of fossil carbon."
At the current rate of burning #FossilFuels, that adds up to one billion human deaths by 2100.
These 7 policies proposed to avoid this catastrophe focus on #EnergyEfficiency, and a fast transition from fossil fuels while supporting fossil fuel workers. And speed.
Air pollution from fossil fuels ‘kills 5 million people a year’
"Phasing out fossil fuels is deemed to be an effective intervention to improve health and save lives."
#COP28 #climate #pollution #FossilFuels #cars #electricity #mortality #OneHealth #AttributionModelling
COP28: The elephant in the room will be fossil fuels
"For many nations – especially our Pacific neighbours – the elephant in the room is Australia’s plans to keep expanding fossil fuel production. This overshadows Australia’s credibility on domestic emissions reduction and its commitment to the Pacific."
"As resources minister Madeleine King spruiked in June, Australia is “one of the world’s largest exporters of liquefied natural gas, as well as the world’s largest exporter of metallurgical coal and second largest exporter of thermal coal”, based on 2021 figures."
"The federal government continues to approve new and expanded coal mines under the nation’s main environmental laws, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. This is despite the contribution to climate change made by the emissions of the coal when burned."
"In this speech, the minister described Australia’s position as a “traditional fossil fuel-based economy in the middle of a major transition” to a low-carbon energy system. How Australia navigates this dilemma will be of great interest to our Pacific neighbours and other international onlookers at COP28."
#FossilFuels #Australia #coal #Pacific #COP28 #ClimateEmergency
Heading for #COP28: China, EU, USA, Arab Group, UK (the big emitters), all oppose phasing out all fossil fuels.
We have a problem here. Global warming will not stop as long as we burn #fossilfuels.
Who wants what at the #COP28 climate change summit:
Defying Pope’s calls for climate action, US Catholic bishops cling to fossil fuels. “…Catholic institutions around the globe have announced plans to divest their finances of oil, gas & coal to help fight climate change since #PopeFrancis published his…encyclical on environmental stewardship in 2015 urging a break with #fossilfuels. But in the…[#US]…not a single diocese has announced it has let go of its fossil fuel assets.” | The Straits Times https://www.straitstimes.com/world/defying-popes-calls-for-climate-action-us-catholic-bishops-cling-to-fossil-fuels
Not a single U.S. Catholic diocese has announced the divestment of oil, gas and coal assets since Pope Francis' landmark encyclical on environmental stewardship in 2015 urging a break with fossil fuels. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/environment/2023/11/29/climate-change/pope-climate-us-bishops-fossil-fuels/?utm_content=buffer390e1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #environment #climatechange #vatican #catholicchurch #christianity #popefrancis #us #climatechange #fossilfuels #oil
"To counteract the potential loss, research indicates humanity must work to restore nature across the planet, adopt more environmentally friendly farming practices, reduce meat consumption, stop the spread of invasive species and dramatically cut the use of fossil fuels."
“If we do not take the necessary actions to conserve biodiversity, the world’s future and that of our people can be described in one word: desert."
"Invasive alien species … will have replaced the unique local ecosystems, causing some native species … to go extinct."
“The boom in mining for the green-energy transition will send miners into the last biodiversity refuges over the next 25 years. Those minerals will get dug up, and we need them. To avoid a biodiversity catastrophe, we need to develop ways to mine far different from the environmentally and socially destructive methods of yesterday and today.”
Native forest logging ban in Tasmania could save state $72m, pro-market thinktank says
"Analysis recommends the government stop subsidising its forestry arm and generate carbon credits, a move likely to be opposed by industry and conservationists. The taxpayer should not be subsidising environmental degradation to indulge the anti-competitive, protectionist fantasies of a small number of individuals with outdated and romanticised views of an industry."
"Tasmanian environment organisations say the state should follow Victoria and Western Australia in phasing out native logging next year without allowing forests to be used to offset ongoing pollution. The Australia Institute has launched a campaign arguing “turning Australia’s forests into carbon offsets for the fossil fuel industry will only mean more pollution and more climate change”.
#FossilFuels #LoggingIndustry #Offsetting #NativeForests #ClimateEmergency #biodiversityCrisis #conservation
Other groups I'm supporting today:
I want to donate to an environmental organisation that favours more direct/destructive action against #fossilfuels, but I don't know of any.
In Marshallese culture, there is a prominent attitude of "Enaaj Emman," which translates loosely to "It will be okay." It is strongly embedded in the culture and people's everyday thinking. If you are ever despondent, somebody is always there to remind you that "enaaj emman." It is a focus on hope and happiness that pervades daily life despite the struggles, setbacks, and disappointments that inevitably happen. People retain this optimism even after being irradiated by nuclear testing by the USGovt throughout the 1950s.
Having lived in the Marshall Islands for eight years, I am acutely aware of the threats and dangers posed by both nuclear waste and fossil fuels.
At this point, I expect to see this country of beautiful coral atolls and generous, gentle people be subsumed by rising sea levels. They are undergoing severe stress at 1.1C and will be completely uninhabitable at 1.5C. We will push past 1.5C by the end of this decade, and I don't think we have enough time, nor are we doing the right things, to reverse the momentum. These islands will be gone, and an entire country and culture will have been displaced or extinguished.
It fills me with profound sadness, especially when I think how it all could have been prevented but for the fraud perpetrated by fossil fuel energy companies and the greed of their executives. And let's not forget about the collusion of our politicians through bribery, nor forget about the perpetuation of the fraud through mass media owned by members of the same bourgeois class.
I understand the need to continue seeking solutions. I hope people create those solutions. Enaaj emman. I appreciate people like @pvonhellermannn who, despite feeling despondent, has provided to us long threads informing us about this crisis. Hope is still alive as Tina Stege, #ClimateEnvoy from the Marshall Islands, impresses upon us in these two posts:
Yet I am despondent. I am also very angry. My reaction is to want to dislodge and remove the parasitical elites of the 1%, punish them harshly, and completely dismantle their capitalist systems. I despair that billions will have to die before we make that happen. Certainly among the first great wave of casualties will the Marshall Islanders. And that fills me with rage.
It also brings back memories of living in the islands. It's as close to an anarchist way of life as I've ever seen in the world. And I'm now reminded of an elder woman who was asked by another Peace Corps Volunteer, "Who do you think is the best US president?" Her response: "I think President Kennedy was the smartest president. He sent all these young people here so they could learn "mantin majel" (Marshallese custom). There is so much wisdom in that statement, that it resonates even more strongly for me 35 years later. The world needs to learn Mantin Majel and enact its inherent values of peace, cooperation, solidarity, and optimism.
35/n Another lovely term to look out for at #COP28 is the “Oil Demand Sustainability Programme" or #ODSP - essentially a plan to drive UP the use of #FossilFuels in #Africa, as rich countries increasingly switch to clean energy. Thank you @ariadne
for drawing our attention to this! As Ariadne says, it is just like what was done with #tobacco - now that smoking is curtailed in Global North, Indonesia is the smoking capital of the world; that’s the market now.
#BigOil companies & states in the Middle East are violating the human rights of millions of people by failing to tackle air #pollution from #FossilFuels.
🗣️"Big oil & #petrostates carry on with business as usual with total impunity & zero accountability" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-67522413