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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“An event of an unprecedented magnitude.” (Photo: Ferdinand Reus) Views
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Iconic African Baobab Trees Dying Due to “Changing Climate”
When historians write the definitive, convoluted but compelling book on climate change, there will be landmark stand-out moments over the last 30 years when you thought the news of floods, sea-level rise, drought and death would finally have spurred society into collective action that would have...
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“Continued investment in the oil sands generally, and in the Trans Mountain pipeline specifically, means Canada is doubling down on a no-win bet … Heads or tails, we lose." (Photo: Protect the inlet ) Views
Monday, June 04, 2018
Could Trudeau’s “Wilful Self-Delusion” on Climate Rip Canada Apart?
Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of Canada? Is this really how the end of the nation state begins? Will Canada’s current political tensions around Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline become such huge irreconcilable constitutional fractures that eventually the crisis...
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"Your unwavering support for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion runs counter to both of these commitments and undermines Canada’s role as a global leader.” (Photo: Greenpeace) Views
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Civil Society To Justin Trudeau: “The Time For Investment in New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Is Over”
With just over a week to go until the May 31 deadline set by Kinder Morgan for the Canadian Government to resolve all financial and political issues surrounding its highly controversial Trans Mountain pipeline, some 236 civil society groups from 44 countries have today written to Justin Trudeau to...
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“They want to bring that oil through here, but we say that we will stop Kinder Morgan,” George-Parker said. “It is not happening.” (Photo: Emma Cassidy, Greenpeace) Views
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
“We Are Going to Not Allow Kinder Morgan to Finish This Pipeline”
As the clock ticks down until the May 31 deadline over the controversial Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project, which will triple the amount of tar sands being transported from Alberta to the British Columbian coast, the campaign against its expansion is spreading abroad. Yesterday in...
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Terry Christenson inside Kinder Morgan’s compound peacefully protesting the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline. (Photo: Risingtidenorthamerica.org) Views
Thursday, March 22, 2018
“I’m Taking This Action To Protect My Grandchildren’s Future”
Just because you get older, it doesn’t mean you cannot stop taking action for what you believe in. And yesterday was a case in point. Two seventy year olds, still putting their bodies on the line for environmental justice and indigenous rights. Early yesterday morning, the first seventy year old, a...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Coast Guard Responders 'Harmed by Chemicals Used to Clean Up BP’s Spill'
Sometimes, there is absolutely nothing worse than being proven right. It is the one thing you dreaded. Ever since the horrendous Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, I and many others warned against using the toxic chemical called Corexit arguing that it would do more damage than good. The potential...
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"Anyone who follows the science of climate denial will know the Koch brothers have poured over $100 million into groups that deny the science of climate." (Photo: Wikipedia) Views
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time For The Teens To Take On The Kochs Over Climate
Since the horrific Parkland shooting in which seventeen high school children were murdered in Florida, people from around the world have watched in admiration at the way the traumatised survivors have taken on the National Rifle Association and politicians who are in the gun lobby’s pocket. They...
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 "As the Arctic melts due to climate change, which is being driven by our fossil fuel addiction, the fossil fuel industry is now exploiting the increasingly ice-free region." (Photo: NOAA Photo Library) Views
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
2018 Starts With “Record Lows In Arctic Sea Ice Extent”
And so it goes on. The data does not lie. The Arctic is dying before our eyes. And as it melts, we enter a vicious circle: the more it melts, so the less heat gets reflected, so the more the planet warms. And that affects us all. At the end of last year, scientists issued repeated warnings that the...
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"The “Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades”, starts the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Arctic Annual Report Card reported in December." (Photo: NOAA) Views
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Arctic – Our Climate Canary in the Coal Mine – Issues Further Warnings
There is an ongoing scientific debate as to how much influence our changing climate had on the extreme cold snap or what some call “bomb cyclone” in the Northeastern US. As usual, there is an active discussion. Last week, World Weather Attribution claimed that the US has always epxerience cold...
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The utter ignorance and stupidity underlying this tweet is staggering for someone with so much power. As the New York Times noted in response: “Trump’s tweet made the common mistake of looking at local weather and making broader assumptions about the climate at large.”(Photo: Another Believer) Views
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
As Trump’s Climate Denial Continues, Experts Take Flight to France
Many East Coasters will be returning to work today in bitter cold conditions after the second-coldest New Year on record. The low temperatures over the festive period did not go unnoticed by President Donald Trump who tweeted in late December: “In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on...
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