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Big Oil Takes Huge Loss in a Day of Game-Changing Climate News

Dutch court ruling and two shareholder revolts bring new hope against climate emergency.

Mark Hertsgaard ·

'Landslide Victory for Climate Justice': Court Rules Shell Must Cut CO2 Emissions 45% by 2030

"This is a turning point in history," said an attorney who noted that the ruling "may also have major consequences for other big polluters."

Jessica Corbett ·

The IEA—the World's Most Influential Energy Modelling Agency—Closes the Door on New Fossil Fuel Extraction

This is huge. An agency that has consistently boosted new oil and gas development in its flagship annual World Energy Outlook (WEO) is now backing up the global call to stop the expansion of fossil fuel extraction.

Kelly Trout ·

What's Missing From Biden’s Climate Agenda?

A fair-shares approach to global climate justice could help save the "net zero 2050" strategy.

Tom Athanasiou ·

New UN Report Highlights 'Absolutely Critical' Need to Dramatically Slash Global Methane Emissions

"Reducing human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C."

Brett Wilkins ·

Study Warns of 'Rapid and Unstoppable' Sea Level Rise If World Misses Paris Climate Targets

"Once you put enough heat into the climate system, you are going to lose those ice shelves, and once that is set in motion you can't reverse it."

Jake Johnson ·

World Must Move From Pledges to Actual Green Recovery Spending

In the wake of a once-in-a-generation pandemic and economic crisis, spending on green recoveries is less than an average year's worth of subsidies on fossil fuels.

Steven Stone ·

Highlighting Need for World Leaders to Go Into 'Emergency Mode,' Analysis Finds Earth on Track for 2.4˚C of Warming

"The fact that current global warming is now at 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels only serves to reinforce the urgency of further NDC updates," says a new analysis from Climate Action Tracker.

Andrea Germanos ·

Biden 'Has Not Yet Done Enough' on Climate Emergency in First 100 Days, Campaigners Say

"Now is the time for Biden to back up his progressive messaging with climate action that will actually stop the crisis at the scale that science and justice demand."

Jessica Corbett ·

Slashing Methane Emissions Must Play Larger Role in Fighting Climate Crisis, UN Says

The report confirms that "natural gas is the precise opposite of a climate solution," wrote author and activist Bill McKibben. 

Julia Conley ·

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