Andy Rowell

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Andy Rowell is a staff blogger for Oil Change International in addition to working as a freelance writer and investigative journalist who specializes in environmental, health and lobbying issues. Follow him on Twitter: @andy_rowell

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“Some people say that I should be in school instead. Some people say that I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can ‘solve the climate crisis’. But the climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions.”(Photo: @StrikeClimate) Views
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
“Since Our Leaders Are Behaving Like Children, We Will Have to Take Responsibility”
Earlier today, the naturalist Sir David Attenborough addressed the UN climate conference in Poland, saying: “Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change.” “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the...
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 “We’ve got involved because at this stage we can’t vote, we’re not politicians and we want to make a difference. We can’t stand around waiting.” (Photo: schoolstrike4climate.com) Views
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Australian Kids Plan “Big School Walkout for Climate Action”
The climate rebellion is growing. Over the weekend in London, over 2000 protesters, part of the new Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement, took part in demonstrations, including holding a memorial in the famous Parliament Square to “mark the loss of life our planet is experiencing”. As part of the...
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“Every resident of Paradise will inevitably have lost their home or had a family member or loved one who had lost their home.”(Photo: U.S. Forest Service) Views
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Paradise Lost
As the deadliest wild-fires ever to hit California continue to rage, an estimated 31 people are known to have died, with over 200 still missing. Some 250,000 have been forced to flee their homes. Over 100,000 acres of land has been burnt, including luxury homes in Malibu. As California once again...
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BP’s staggering hypocrisy even goes beyond that too: on its website the company says it is not only in favour of action on climate change but also in favour of carbon pricing, the very measure it just spent millions defeating. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Thursday, November 08, 2018
BP’s Blatant Climate Hypocrisy on Show As it “Buys” Vote to Defeat Carbon Tax
As millions of people digest the saturated press coverage of the mid-terms, and wonder what the next two-years of a chaotic and destructive Trump Presidency will mean with the Republican loss of the House, it is easy to miss other issues that were also voted on this week. On the Washington State...
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"Bolsonaro has promised to merge the country’s environmental ministry with the agricultural one, with a view to fast-tracking large-scale agricultural expansion." (Photo: Fabio Teixeira/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Views
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Bolsonaro: A Despot Who “Spells Disaster, Not Only for Brazil But for the Planet”
“All of the promises made to political groups and the people will be kept,” said a victorious Jair Bolsonaro, the new President of Brazil, after his election victory earlier this week. For many people who have watched in horror at the election of Trump, Bolsonaro is a new kind of evil who has...
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"Flowers calls glaciers “fantastic barometers of climate change.”(Photo: Richard Droker) Views
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Scientists Warn That Canadian Glacial Melting Is “Outside the Scope of Normal”
Canadian scientists are becoming progressively alarmed at the increasing rate of melting of the country’s glaciers, warning that climate change is having a severe impact on the region. Anyone concerned about climate change and sea level rise often thinks about melting glaciers in Antarctica and...
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Florence from International Space Station (Photo: NASA) Views
Monday, September 17, 2018
“Only A Matter of Time” Before Category 6 Hurricane Hits U.S.
As I write, Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence are still making waves on different continents leaving millions of people to pick up the cost of these two destructive storms. In Asia, Typhoon Mangkhut is one of the most powerful storms to hit the region for decades. Although Mangkhut was...
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Monday, September 10, 2018
Across the Globe, Over 250,000 People #RiseforClimate
Across the globe, over 250,000 people took part in what was labelled as #RiseforClimate marches, protests and celebrations on 7 continents on Saturday. There were nearly 1,000 events in more than 90 countries. The day of action kicked off with the sun rising over the Pacific islands , with...
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"Whereas he says he is a climate leader, since he has been state Governor, his officials have approved over 21,000 new oil and gas wells." (Photo: Neon Tommy/ Wikipedia) Views
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Jerry Brown Warns of “Apocalyptic Threat” of Climate Change, But Carries on Drilling
Back in April this year, nearly 800 civil society groups formed a coalition to urge California Governor Jerry Brown, to take immediate action against fossil fuel extraction in the state before his term ends. The campaign kicked off five months before Brown’s “Global Climate Action Summit, which...
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"A study in Nature last year concluded that there has been a threefold increase in widespread extreme rain events over central India during 1950–2015." (Photo: India Water Portal) Views
Monday, August 20, 2018
After the Fires, Come the Floods
Over the last few days, an estimated 350 people have been killed and 800,000 displaced in the worst flooding to hit the Indian state of Kerala for over a century. Thousands remain marooned by unusually intense monsoon rains. Between June 1 and August 17, the southern state has already received 2,...
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