Posts Tagged ‘fossil’

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 […]

Scientists Unearth Huge Fossil of New Extinct Arthropod 500 Million Years Old in Rocky Mountains

The remains of a huge new half-a-billion-year-old extinct animal have been unearthed in the Rocky Mountains. Scientists uncovered the fossil belonging to the newly discovered species that roamed the seas during the Cambrian period. Named Titanokorys gainesi, these animals had a distinctive protective head shell and were much bigger than many other species at the […]

Harvard To Divest Fossil Fuels, Sets Example For Other Institutions

Above Photo: Joseph Williams/Wikimedia Commons Climate activists are hailing Harvard University’s move to divest from fossil fuels as a profound shift in the status quo and a model for other institutions. The iconic and wealthy university’s decision to go fossil-free comes after years of resisting calls to divest, writes The Washington Post, citing Harvard President Larry S. […]

Fossil fuels must remain in the ground to keep warming below 1.5°C, study says

Global oil and gas production would need to decline by 3% per year in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C, University College London (UCL) researchers said. But current fossil fuel extraction projects are not on target to meet this limit as was set out by the Paris Climate Agreement. Instead, many regions have reached […]

Scientists Find Fossil Of Deadly 4-Legged Whale They Didn’t Know Existed

Whale, look at the nightmare fuel researchers dug up in Egypt. Scientists have unearthed a 43-million-year-old fossil of an extinct four-legged whale that once lived both on land and in the sea, making it amphibious. Dr. Robert W. Boessenecker This now-extinct four-legged whale once lived both on land and in the sea. This particular ancient species […]

Global Call On Banks To Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

Above Photo: An oil rig and wind farm in Texas. Aneese / iStock / Getty Images. NOTE: FossilBanks.org is a coalition of groups working to stop banks from investing in fossil fuel infrastructure. They have a sign on global call to action and a campaign of actions focused on the UN COP meeting in Glasgow, […]

Rosanna Arquette: ‘Fossil Fuels Will Kill Off Mankind’

Far-left Hollywood actress Rosanna Arquette declared on twitter that fossil fuels will be the “end of mankind” to her 193k Twitter followers during the Independence Day weekend. “Weep as our world is burning our dependence on Fossil fuels will be the end of mankind,” the Trump hating star said.  “President Biden please stop Line 3 Now […]

After pouring over $1 trillion into fossil fuel finance, CEOs of 6 US banks testify before Congress

This week, the House and Senate called in the CEOs of six big banks for two wide-ranging hearings that lawmakers touted as efforts to hold “megabanks accountable,” the first time in roughly two years that the heads of major banks have collectively appeared before Congress. Combined, the six CEOs lead organizations that have poured over […]

Fossil fuel companies in UK awarded £150 million of public money ‘to find new ways to extract oil, coal and gas’

The UK government gave over £150 million in tax breaks to fossil fuel companies in the space of three years, new research has found.  A new paper out today reveals that tax credits for fossil fuel extractive companies to conduct research and development (R&D) increased by around £20 million year on year between 2014 and […]

Scientists discover ‘living fossil’ thought to have been extinct for 273mn years on ocean floor near Japan

Home » Archaeology, Asia, Environment » Scientists discover ‘living fossil’ thought to have been extinct for 273mn years on ocean floor near Japan     Two symbiotic marine lifeforms who somehow evaded the prying eyes of human scientists and ‘disappeared’ from the fossil record over a quarter of a billion years ago have been found […]

Epic Jurassic Era Fossil Shows a Predator in Action Being Preyed Upon

The Jurassic was a geological epoch that is dated from 201.3 million years ago (from the end of the Triassic period) to 145 million years ago (till the Cretaceous period begins) that has a long history preserved in fossils. Scientists and archaeologists have recently interpreted a 180-million-year-old Jurassic era fossil. Discovered back in 1970 by […]

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