Showing posts with label Climate Crooks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Climate Crooks. Show all posts

Saturday, April 14, 2018

I’m an expat US scientist – and I’m returning to Trump’s America to stand up for science

The Conversation
Donald Trump’s presidency has not been good for science or scientists. Since Trump took office 15 months ago, his administration has proposed to terminate many federally funded research programs and slash funding for others. Trump’s appointees are working to roll back environmental regulations and conservation policies. More here.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Donald Trump, climate saviour?

Donald Trump tried to pull the rug from under climate action by pulling out of the Paris 
accord. But it looks more and more like Trump’s move may have the opposite effect, 
giving the global climate movement what it most lacked — a clear enemy. Story here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Paris climate deal thrown into uncertainty by US election result

Many fear Donald Trump will reverse the ambitious course set by Barack Obama, withdraw the US from the accord and increase fossil-fuel spending.  Story here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

BP Platform Leaks Oil Into North Sea With No Plans to Clean It Up

About 95 metric tons of oil leaked into the North Sea on Sunday from BP's Clair platform, and it will be left in the ocean. BP says the oil is moving away from land and dispersing naturally, but the spill is a reminder that accidents happen as more oil development is eyed for the Arctic. Story here.
The Clair platform. BP photo.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dakota Access Construction Will Continue, Pipeline Corp CEO Vows


As corporate head promises to go ahead with controversial pipeline project, nonviolent water protectors halt construction at one North Dakota site. Story here.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Arsonists of Fort McMurray Have a Name - Editorial

theguardian - Martin Lukacs
Fossil fuel corporations are causing the climate change fuelling mega-fires – and they should be footing the bill for the devastation. Editorial here.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Exxon Sowed Doubt About Climate Science for Decades by Stressing Uncertainty


Collaborating with the Bush-Cheney White House, Exxon turned ordinary scientific uncertainties into weapons of mass confusion. Story here.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ahead of Australia Visit, Naomi Klein Brands PM Abbott a 'Climate Villain'

Common Dreams.

Countering the idea that she peddles 'dangerous ideas,' the author and activist replied: 'Are they? I think they are safe...I think Tony Abbott has the real dangerous ideas. Story here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

These Two World Leaders Are Laughing While the Planet Burns Up

New Republic

Meet earth's worst climate villains; Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Story here.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Canada PM to Miss UN Climate Summit


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper won't be attending the United Nations climate summit in New York this month. Story here.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Secrets of the Rich

Billionaires are hiding behind a network of “independent” groups, who manipulate politics on their behalf.
By George Monbiot... the Guardian 

Conspiracies against the public don’t get much uglier than this. As the Guardian revealed last week, two secretive organisations working for US billionaires have spent $118m to ensure that no action is taken to prevent manmade climate change(1). While inflicting untold suffering on the world’s people, their funders have used these opaque structures to ensure that their identities are never exposed.

The two organisations – the Donors’ Trust and the Donors’ Capital Fund – were set up as political funding channels for people handing over $1m or more. They have financed 102 organisations which either dismiss climate science or downplay the need to take action. The large number of recipients creates the impression that there are many independent voices challenging climate science. These groups, working through the media, mobilising gullible voters and lobbying politicians, helped to derail Obama’s cap and trade bill and the climate talks at Copenhagen. Now they’re seeking to prevent the US president from trying again(2).

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The 20 Worst Wall Street Banks Funding Our Filthiest Polluters

Dec 13, 2011 Alternet
A new study identifies the top 20 "climate killer" banks by the amount of financial support they give the coal industry. Details here.

PLT: Please also read, "How Ethical are Canada's Ethical Funds?"

Friday, September 16, 2011

Talisman Energy Donated Big Money to a University of Calgary Climate Skeptic Fund

By Mike De Souza, Postmedia News Sept 13, 2011

OTTAWA — A major Alberta-based oil and gas company helped to kick-start an elaborate public relations project designed to cast doubt on scientific evidence linking human activity to global warming....Details here.

PLT; Below is an email I sent to Barry Cooper, an individual mentioned in the story, followed by his angry response & my own rebuttle. 
Dear Dr. Cooper,
How could an institute of higher learning, devoted to truth and justice, have become involved in such a scheme? I'd very much like to hear back from you, so I can report your response on my blog.
Thank you
Larry Powell

Hi Larry,
Who are you? Does your reference to truth and justice mean you are you an ironist? Do you know nothing at all about universities? Have you never heard of the so-called Climategate scandal? Do you know anything about the reporter who provided the story? Or are you just another boring  greenie religious fanatic? You can , of course report my report on your blog, whatever that is.

I don't pretend to represent truth & justice. But I do go for my articles to sources which are most honest & authoritative. On matters of climate, they are the Nobel-prize winning scientists of the IPCC, not the vested interests of the oil patch. 

The "climategate issue," as you really should know by now, is a dead horse. No less than two independent panels have found that nothing done there detracts from the science. 

Do you hold a degree in atmospheric science? Or is your claim to fame that you are a golfing buddy of Stephen Harper?

That you are anywhere near an institution that shapes the minds of our young people, gives me a chill.

Also, you seem to have anger issues. Perhaps you need help.

Have a green day!
Larry Powell

Massive B.C. coal mines are about to get a new owner. Why some are worried about Glencore’s record

THE NARWHAL Coal mine at Tumbler Ridge, B.C.  Jeffrey Wynne ,      If the sale goes through, the company will inherit a contamination proble...