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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We now know #Shellknew, but carried on drilling. (Photo: Fossil Free Deutschland) Views
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Despite Climate Emergency, Shell Boss Still Thinks It's "Legitimate to Invest" in Oil
On Monday, the fossil fuel giant Royal Dutch Shell introduced its quarterly outlook for investors, predicting higher output for its Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) operations. In total for the group, oil and gas production for Shell was predicted to be in excess of 2.65 million barrels of oil per day...
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An impassioned and blunt speech by Greta Thunberg urged world leaders to finally understand the urgency of our climate emergency. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube) Views
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Big Polluters Respond to Greta’s Climate Call With "Woefully Short" Ambition
Last week, millions of people marched for radical action on our climate emergency, demanding climate justice. Yesterday, as the UN gathered for a special session on climate, protesters were still out in force in New York and Washington, DC. Inside the conference, an impassioned and blunt speech by...
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Climate Crisis Committee joint hearing September 18, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Thunberg, who recently sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a zero-carbon emissions sailboat, is in Washington to discuss the climate crisis with lawmakers and will speak at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23 in New York. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Greta Tells Congress to #UniteBehindtheScience
On Wednesday Greta Thunberg and other inspirational young climate activists spoke at a joint hearing in Congress about climate change. They were speaking before both the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, at the Rayburn House Office...
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As tensions mount in the Gulf, the daily news about other dire consequences of our oil addiction continue to be reported apace. (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Americans Want Action on Climate; Not War Over Oil With Iran
As I write, the U.S. is inching its way towards possible war with Iran after the weekend drone strikes in Saudi Arabia on the strategic oil facilities owned by the state oil company, Saudi Aramco. Reuters has just reported that the Saudis are saying the attack on the oil processing plant and...
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The political response remains positively inept, with a climate denier in the White House, an Amazon-destroyer in Brazil, and an EU besotted by the Brexit shambles. (Photo: Oil Change International/Twitter) Views
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Climate Deniers' Response to Climate Crisis: "There Is No Climate Emergency"
For many of us who have been writing and campaigning on climate change and against the oil industry for years, it is easy to forget what a momentous year it has been for raising awareness about our climate crisis. The impact of Greta Thunberg, the global school strike movement, the Sunrise Movement...
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Johnson will jeopardize our children’s future, because he is a climate denier. (Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images) Views
Friday, July 26, 2019
Meet Boris, the UK’s Climate-Denying New Prime Minister & "Donald Trump of Britain"
As I write, Boris Johnson has just been confirmed as Britain’s new Prime Minister. A highly controversial and devisive figure, there are millions who are shocked at his offensive sexist, racist, Islamophobic, and homophobic views , amongst others. It is hardly surprising that Donald Trump is an...
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According to IUCN study nearly half of the world's heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100. (Photo: iStock) Views
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
A Letter to the Future From a Glacier That Is No More
So is this how it ends? As our climate emergency deepens, as the once great Arctic icescapes melt before our eyes, and once majestic glaciers break up and melt and disappear, we are left to put plaques in their place to lament our lost world. Our children and their children will inherit places full...
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 “Today’s oceans are absorbing carbon about an order of magnitude faster than the worst case in the geologic record.” (Photo: Onny Carr/Flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Humanity Sleep-Walking Toward 'Mass Extinction'
Next year, the British Government will host the UN Climate talks in London, known as COP26, which are the most important climate talks since Paris in 2015. So for the next year, the UK will be a critical leader in the global fight against climate change. For the UK to ask other nations to act, it...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers her speech during the demonstration 'Fridays for Future' in Piazza del Popolo, on April 19, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo: Antonio Masiello/Getty Images) Views
Monday, July 08, 2019
OPEC Warns Climate Campaigners Are "Greatest Threat to Our Industry Going Forward."
OPEC—which remains the largest oil cartel in the world—has a problem. It is sitting on vast reserves of oil, which are currently worth trillions and trillions of dollars. But every day the more people that join the fight against the industry, forcing the UN, national and state governments,...
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“Every year there’s a new temperature record, it’s getting worse and worse and you feel like a broken record saying it." (Photo: Rasmus Tonboe twitter) Views
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Arctic Warming & Climate Change 'Should Be the Number One Urgent Conversation Right Now'
The news coming out of the Arctic over the last few days is further evidence of our rapidly evolving climate emergency, which has ramifications for all of us. Arctic scientists are speaking out with increasing alarm at what they are seeing, and as they keep repeating “what happens in the Arctic...
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