Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
Activists say the environmental risks of natural gas drilling are being ignored in the rush to challenge Russia’s control of the European energy market.
Democrats’ CLEAN Future Act calls for “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050 but doesn’t require a fossil fuel industry phaseout. Critics say the bill lacks ambition and ignores the short timeline for radical action dictated by climate science.
Climate scientist Michael Mann is in Australia, where the bushfire crisis is unfolding in real time. He says voters there need to look for ‘climate hawks’ who can counteract the climate-denying policies of politicians like current prime minister Scott Morrison.
Australia’s climate-denying prime minister has already called in emergency responders to battle the wildfire crisis. But fire season hasn’t peaked yet, and scientists are warning that the country’s own policies are part of the feedback loop driving their unprecedented crisis.
I am a climate scientist on holiday in the Blue Mountains, watching climate change in action.
For decades, the fossil fuel industry funded climate change denial campaigns aimed toward young people to sow seeds of doubt on climate science. As the climate crisis has worsened, it has made a subtle shift to what critics call “youthwashing.”.
The Real News Network’s Steve Horn and Dimitri Lascaris talk about the 2019’s biggest climate stories.
The European Energy Security and Diversification Act, legislation offering $1B to promote sending U.S. fracked gas to EU countries, was inserted into the federal budget bill signed into law by President Donald Trump. Democrats invoked “Russiagate” in their PR push for the bill.
Two bills that would allow the United States to expand its fossil fuel infrastructure in the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries have advanced to the the Senate—and Democrats backing them have invoked “Russiagate” to push them through.