Posts Tagged ‘fossil’

Manchin unveils full text of ‘shameless handout to the fossil fuel industry’

Frontline communities and climate campaigners on Wednesday reiterated their opposition to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s “dirty deal” after the West Virginia Democrat unveiled the full text of his proposal to overhaul federal permitting for energy projects. “It should come as no surprise that a corporate coal baron like Joe Manchin would push a fossil fuel […]

Green energy GENOCIDE: Without fossil fuel, there’ll be no more fertilizer to grow food

(Natural News) New research from University College London (now formally known as London’s Global University) warns that so-called “green energy” and the political push behind it is driving a shortage of sulfuric acid, a fertilizer component also found in lithium-ion batteries. Published in Geographic Journal, the study reveals that upwards of 80 percent of the […]

Phasing out fossil fuels and replacing them with “green” energy is a “dangerous delusion,” report warns

(Natural News) Mark Mills of the conservative Manhattan Institute published a report highlighting how the anti-fossil fuel agenda is a misguided recipe for disaster. If there is anything the “lessons of the recent decade” make clear, Mills writes, it is that SWB technologies – meaning solar, wind, and battery – “cannot be surged in times […]

Fossil Fuel subsidies nearly doubled in major economies between 2020 and 2021

Images Credit: Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Despite growing awareness of the climate crisis, fossil fuel subsidies actually rose significantly in 2021–increasing by almost half.  The reason, say the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA), is that the governments of major economies scrambled to help their residents in the […]

Fossil Fuel subsidies nearly doubled in major economies between 2020 and 2021

Images Credit: Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Despite growing awareness of the climate crisis, fossil fuel subsidies actually rose significantly in 2021–increasing by almost half.  The reason, say the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA), is that the governments of major economies scrambled to help their residents in the […]

Largest Ever Dinosaur Fossil Emerges from Portuguese Jurassic Backyard

The skeleton of a ginormous 82-foot (25-meter) long late-Jurassic dinosaur skeleton was found in central Portugal, which was accidentally unearthed in a man’s backyard in the city of Pombal back in 2017. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Europe Read Later 

Fossil Teeth Offer New Insights Into Human and Primate History

A new window into human history has been opened up by a global team of scientists who have discovered an innovative method to identify ancient seasonal climates using teeth. The scientists have developed a novel way to establish the role that ancient seasonal climates and behaviours played in the development of both primates and humans, […]

What Does the Push to Phase out Fossil Fuel Cars Achieve?

Commentary The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has become the first Australian government to legislate the phase-out of fossil fuel-powered vehicles. The new policy heralds a ban on the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles, which will come into effect in 2035. The timing is interesting. Three successive energy security crises have dominated the news cycle […]

Pleistocene Fossil DNA Suggests Native Americans’ East Asian Roots

Genome sequencing of a human Late Pleistocene Fossil in southwest China dating back around 14,000 years is helping shed light on the ancestry of the very first Americans. Read more Section:  News Evolution & Human Origins Human Origins Science Read Later  Source

The Pacific Northwest has defeated dozens of fossil fuel projects — but the industry still wants to quietly expand

The fossil fuel industry, smarting from a string of defeats in Oregon and Washington, is hoping to continue to expand in the face of the climate crisis, but without arousing opposition. Source

G7 countries to end overseas funding for fossil fuel development

“We are united in the view that climate and environment security are absolutely synonymous with energy and national security.”

More Than 1,100 Groups Tell Biden: Stop Fossil Fuels Now

Above photo: @photokayne | Eric Kayne/AP Images for Fossil Free Media. The President has broad authority under existing law to stop fossil fuel projects and jumpstart the just transition to clean energy. After his first year in office, President Biden has not lived up to his promise to respond to the climate crisis and has […]

A Dream Of A Fossil Fuel-Free Neighborhood Meets Constraints

Above Photo: Dar-Lon Chang, who was an engineer for ExxonMobil for more than 15 years, left his career in the fossil fuel industry in Houston and moved to the Geos Neighborhood, a geosolar development in Arvada, Colorado, with his wife and daughter. Michael Kodas / Inside Climate News. The 282 Homes Of The Geos Neighborhood […]

House progressives, climate coalition demand end to ‘fossil fuel handouts’

Progressives in the U.S. House of Representatives and a coalition of 140 advocacy groups this week ramped up pressure on Senate Democrats to serve people and the planet, not polluters, with the climate provisions of the Build Back Better Act. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) statement and coalition’s letter came amid reports that Senate Democrats may delay a vote on […]

5.9 $trillion spent by governments on fossil fuel subsidies in 2020

As indicated by the International Monetary fund, greenhouse gas emissions are funded world-wide by government subsidies totaling $5.9 trillion in 2020, about 6.8% global GDP, expected to rise to 7.4% of GDP in 2025, or $11million a minute. In the view of some scientists fuel subsidies are ‘adding fuel to the fire of the climate crisis’. Hollow words by […]

Mapped: Europe’s Fossil Fuel-Backed Hydrogen Lobby

Above Photo: Hydrogen is being heavily promoted by the fossil fuel industry as a climate solution. Andy Carter. Behind the push for hydrogen lies a sprawling network of lobby groups, PR firms and consultancies, many of them funded by oil and gas companies. Hydrogen has shot up the European legislative agenda in recent years, with […]

Global Oil CEOs Stress Need for Fossil Fuels Despite Push for Cleaner Energy

HOUSTON—A global energy conference devoted to future technologies and low-carbon strategies kicked off in Houston on Monday with top executives from energy companies affirming the need for more oil for decades to come. The World Petroleum Conference’s four days of discussion started with chief executives from global giants Exxon Mobil Corp., Saudi Aramco, Chevron Corp., […]

Trump To The Rescue: Trump Travels Back In Time To Kill More Dinosaurs To Meet Our Fossil Fuel Needs

Trump To The Rescue: Trump Travels Back In Time To Kill More Dinosaurs To Meet Our Fossil Fuel Needs PANGEA—With President Biden unable or too sleepy to do anything about the rising gas prices, former President Donald Trump has come to the rescue. He has funded the creation of a time machine so he can […]

Big Oil Pays $192 Million To Extract Fossil Fuels From The Gulf

Above Photo: An oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico at Port Fourchon in Louisiana. Mark Ralston / AFP via Getty Images. The Biden administration went through with the largest offshore oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history Wednesday. In the controversial sale, major fossil-fuel companies including ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and BP bid a total of $192 million for the rights to drill a stretch of the […]

Fossil Suggests the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx Were Once Submerged Under Water

Apparently the entire landscape of the Giza Necropolis, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx, display signs of erosion. This has led researchers to suggest that certain areas of this mighty necropolis were once submerged under the sea and a newly discovered fossil makes this theory look a lot more believable. A pretty cool theory right? […]

After COP26, Biden Under Fire For ‘Failing To Act On Fossil Fuels’

Above Photo: U.S. President Joe Biden departs the White House on November 10, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images. “We’re in a five-alarm fire, but Biden refuses to use a firehose.” As climate campaigners worldwide on Saturday slammed the United Nations summit in Scotland and its resulting Glasgow Climate Pact as betrayals of the Global South by […]

The gap between climate rhetoric and reality: The Fossil Fuelled 5

Images Credit: Tribune Content Agency, LLC. In a new report titled, The Fossil Fuelled 5, a gap between climate rhetoric and reality is “dangerously wide” in wealthy nations. Among those five wealthy countries analyzed, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Norway and Australia, all plan to approve and subsidize new fossil fuel projects despite their […]

Indigenous Campaigners Demand JPMorgan End Fossil Fuel Finance

Above Photo: Indigenous activists speak during a protest at JPMorgan Chase offices in Glasgow. ‘Shame On You.’ The major American bank is helping fund the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, which threatens First Nation lands in Canada. Glasgow, Scotland — Indigenous activists on Wednesday staged a protest outside JPMorgan Chase headquarters in central Glasgow as pressure on […]

Fossil fuel companies push emissions to pre-pandemic levels

CO2 emissions had declined immensely over the course of the 2020 Covid pandemic all over the planet.  On April 7, 2020, global carbon dioxide emissions plummeted to levels not seen since 2006, according to a study that suggests the coronavirus pandemic might have led to the largest reduction in CO2 ever recorded, reported the Scientific […]

The Fossil Fuel hoax

The Fossil Fuel hoax

NYT Reporter Asks for Raising Gas Prices on Middle Class to Cut Fossil Fuel Consumption

A New York Times reporter asked President Joe Biden to raise gasoline prices on middle-class people around the world to reduce carbon emissions and curtail climate change. Speaking with reporters at the G-20 Summit on Sunday, Jim Tankersley of the New York Times asked the president if working-class people should “pay more” for gasoline in […]

Fossil fuel plant run by William Koch at heart of EPA investigation into racism in Texas’s environmental oversight

There are over 2,600 people living within three miles of Oxbow Corporation’s industrial plant in Port Arthur, Texas, a community that’s almost entirely people of color. And for 85 years, the Oxbow Calcining’s 112-acre plant has been processing oil and gas products into “petroleum coke,” which is commonly used to make steel and aluminum — […]

Two Thirds Of Online Posts From Fossil Fuel Companies ‘Greenwashing’

Above Photo: New research shows fossil fuel companies are overwhelmingly promoting their green efforts online. DeSmog. One expert called it a “systematic deceptive marketing campaign designed to interfere with the solution that is necessary to respond to the climate emergency: stopping fossil fuel production.” Nearly two thirds of social media posts put out by six […]

7.2 million-Year-Old Pre-Human Fossil Suggests Mankind Arose in Europe NOT Africa

7.2 million-Year-Old Pre-Human Fossil Suggests Mankind Arose in Europe NOT Africa Read Later  Print A new analysis of two 7.2 million-year-old fossils belonging to a hominin species nicknamed “El Graeco” from Mediterranean Europe, suggests that mankind emerged in Europe and not in Africa. The new study could reshape history, since it openly challenges the “out […]

Thousands Call For Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Above photo: Campaigners condemn new £100m of UK aid for fossil fuels in Africa. Global Justice. More than 2,000 academics from around the world signed an open letter calling for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, as the United Nations’ 76th General Assembly kicks off its annual meeting. Mobilizing meaningful action on climate change is one […]

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