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

Articles by this author

 “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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One of the reasons investors still have confidence is because of political inaction on climate, especially by the Trump Administration. (Photo: Tony Webster/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Climate Denying Trump Administration Rebrands Fossil Fuels as "Freedom Gas"
The sheer scale of the challenge that all of us face in fighting climate change is once again laid bare by the news that the top ten energy companies are planning to invest even more in fossils fuels and the Trump Administration is redoubling its assault against the climate. This assault by Trump’s...
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415 ppm is a grim number. It signals we are in deep, deep trouble. (Photo: stopfundingfossils/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, May 16, 2019
415 ppm: We Are all Part of Exxon’s Unchartered Climate Experiment Now
Earlier this mon th, we collectively walked into the unknown. We are all now a living experiment. Never before in human history have carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million. These levels were last seen maybe some 2.5-5 million years ago, during the Pliocene, but then the earth was much...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Climate Rebellion May Be Growing, But Big Oil Keeps on Drilling
For many of us who have been working on oil and climate for years, the recent days, weeks and months have been inspiring, as we witness a surge in activism and awareness on climate change. Whether it be the Sunrise Movement, the youth climate strikes inspired by Greta Thunberg, the recent protests...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Climate Crisis: Now Will the Older Generation Step Up?
On Friday, the youth spoke. And they spoke loudly. In excess of a million young people skipped school and colleges and marched around the globe demanding urgent action on climate change. They did so in over a hundred countries.
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Sunday, March 03, 2019
As Evidence of Man-Made Global Warming Hits 'Gold Standard,' Robert Mercer Continues Funding Denialists
One of the world's most secretive billionaires is still pouring millions into climate denial, despite scientists concluding we have reached the "gold standard" linking human activity to climate change.
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“The Trump administration over its first two years has shown a pervasive pattern of sidelining science in critical decisionmaking, compromising our nation’s ability to meet current and future public health and environmental challenges.” (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Views
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
“Tell Me Donald. Exactly How Much Is a Human Life Being Sold For?”
Two years into his Presidency, the fullblown cost of Donald Trump’s assault on human health, the environment and on science is becoming brutally and painfully clear. The cost in lives lost and pollution emitted from his rollback of regulations has been calculated too. The numbers do not lie: Trump...
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Members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation argue that they were never consulted about the pipeline and that it violates their constitutional rights.(Photo: Facebook.) Views
Friday, January 11, 2019
“Shameful” Trudeau Accused of Violating First Nations Rights Over Gas Pipeline
There are moments that define a politician. There are legacies that they leave. But the reality of high office is often so different from the easy promises of opposition. As a poster boy politician, who entered office promising a new type of politics, Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister,...
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