All posts by admin

Solar PV and wind are on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades

‘Solar photovoltaic and wind power are rapidly getting cheaper and more abundant – so much so that they are on track to entirely supplant fossil fuels worldwide within two decades, with the time frame depending mostly on politics. The protestation from some politicians that we need to build new coal stations sounds rather quaint.’

Source: Solar PV and wind are on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades

Pompeo, Trump’s Pick for Secretary of State, Is a ‘Great Climate Skeptic’ | NYtimes.com

‘Mr. Pompeo has questioned the scientific consensus that human activity is changing the climate, and he has strongly opposed the Paris Agreement, a pact among nearly 200 nations to address climate change. He told Congress last year during his Senate confirmation hearing for the C.I.A. post that the notion of climate change as a top national security threat was “ignorant, dangerous and absolutely unbelievable.”’

Source: NYtimes.com

Another Day of Reckoning for Big Oil’s Role in Climate Change – The New York Times

‘…Mr. de Blasio’s decision to confront some of the world’s biggest polluters is possibly transformative and certainly timely. It comes just when the Trump administration is moving in the opposite direction, opening up America’s coastal waters to drilling and removing regulatory obstacles to oil exploration, and generally giving fossil fuel companies pretty much what they want. It follows a year of extreme weather events, including three major hurricanes, that collectively caused $306 billion in damage — the most expensive year on record for natural disasters in this country.’

 

Source: The New York Times

Applaud Mayor de Blasio and NYC for climate courage – NY Daily News

‘…Five years after Superstorm Sandy, Mayor de Blasio said that the city would follow through on earlier promises to divest its giant pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies — and that it would take the biggest of those corporations to court to sue for damages. In other words: Earth’s mightiest city is now in full-on battle with the planet’s richest, most irresponsible industry.’

Source: Applaud Mayor de Blasio and NYC for climate courage – NY Daily News