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Planned Fossil Fuel Production Vastly Exceeds the World’s Climate Goals, ‘Throwing Humanity’s Future Into Question’

Among the top 20 nations that produce fossil fuels, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and the United States all anticipate large increases in domestic oil production, while Russia, India, and Indonesia all anticipate large increases in coal output. According to a recent United Nations assessment, the top producing countries for fossil fuels still intend to raise their …

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‘They want to silence us’: Uganda cracks down on anti-oil protests

BULIISA, Uganda – Ugandan environmental campaigner Judith Bero-Irwoth has spent years warning of the risks of a planned crude oil pipeline and its impact on communities in the west of the country. Protests by activists like Bero-Irwoth have ramped up in the Albertine Graben region and the capital, Kampala, in recent years since France’s TotalEnergies …

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African nations expected to make case for big rise in fossil fuel output

Exclusive: leaders expected to say at Cop27 they need access to their oil and gas reserves despite effect on global heating Leaders of African countries are likely to use the next UN climate summit in November to push for massive new investment in fossil fuels in Africa, according to documents seen by the Guardian. New …

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African nations expected to make case for big rise in fossil fuel output

Exclusive: leaders expected to say at Cop27 they need access to their oil and gas reserves despite effect on global heating Leaders of African countries are likely to use the next UN climate summit in November to push for massive new investment in fossil fuels in Africa, according to documents seen by the Guardian. New …

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UN chief: Governments’ inaction on climate is ‘dangerous’

BERLIN — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday of a “dangerous disconnect” between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it. Guterres said global greenhouse gas emissions need to drop by 45% this decade, but are currently forecast to increase by 14%. “We are witnessing …

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Climate change: New fossil fuel funding is ‘delusional’ says UN chief

Spending money on new coal, oil and gas as a result of the war in Ukraine is “delusional” according to the UN Secretary General. Many countries want to increase their own fossil fuel production in order to depend less on Russian supplies. Mr Guterres says that our global energy mix is broken, and more coal …

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Australian methane emissions massively underestimated – report

The amount of greenhouse gas leaking from Australian coal mines has been hugely under-reported, a report says. And unless quick action is taken, it could prevent the country from reaching its emission reduction targets. The new report analysed methane being released from coal mines, finding the amount is twice the official estimates. Australia’s new government …

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Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study

Exclusive: Nearly half existing facilities will need to close prematurely to limit heating to 1.5C, scientists say Nearly half of existing fossil fuel production sites need to be shut down early if global heating is to be limited to 1.5C, the internationally agreed goal for avoiding climate catastrophe, according to a new scientific study. The …

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How climate scientists keep hope alive as damage worsens

In the course of a single year, University of Maine climate scientist Jacquelyn Gill lost both her mother and her stepfather. She struggled with infertility, then during research in the Arctic, she developed embolisms in both lungs, was transferred to an intensive care unit in Siberia and nearly died. She was airlifted back home and …

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Six arrested after climate activists scale oil tanker in central London

Six people were arrested after climate-change activists clambered on top of an oil tanker in central London on Saturday. Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion said three people in Bayswater Road had climbed on top of the Shell tanker where they held up an “End fossil filth” banner while other demonstrators gathered around the vehicle. Among …

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