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Markets reel as oil major opts to downgrade itself

Believe it or not…. 16 June, – It’s all change as one oil major writes down its assets, seeing a possible 30-year slump ahead in global demand. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/markets-reel-as-oil-major-opts-to-downgrade-itself/

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Taylor allows jet fuel conversion to diesel, as oil offered lifeline and EVs ignored

Taylor allows refiners to convert excess jet fuel into diesel for vehicles as part of a broader oil industry package that once again ignores electric vehicles. Australia was singled out for criticism from the International Energy Agency for allowing its … Continue reading

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One Quick Trick for Curbing the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Political Influence | Nationalise them

Its dual mandate—maintaining price stability and full employment—tasks it with addressing systemic risks to the economy. As a threat that could upend human civilization and cost trillions, climate change should qualify as one of those risks. — Read on newrepublic.com/article/158167/one-quick-trick-curbing-fossil-fuel-industrys-political-influence

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Clever graphic warmest ever May

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Australia cannot expect China to import and burn coal it no longer needs | Coal | The Guardian

We have to prepare for this shift and our policymakers need to stop misleading coalmining communities that their exports will go on forever — Read on amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/11/australia-cannot-expect-china-to-import-and-burn-coal-it-no-longer-needs

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Millions of species face extinction emergency | Climate News Network

8 June, 2020 – An extinction emergency unparalleled in the history of life on Earth could soon overtake millions of species – thanks to us. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/millions-of-species-face-extinction-emergency/

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‘For climate protesters, we are like filth’: the German village where coal is still king |The Guardian

Europe is going coal-free, but a vast lignite mine is expanding in eastern Germany and coronavirus has delayed new climate laws — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2020/jun/01/climate-protesters-german-village-coal-still-king

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3 bn people may face Saharan heat levels by 2070 | Climate News Network

3 June, 2020 – For three billion people or more, heat levels could prove almost impossible for human civilisation – in half a century. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/3-bn-people-may-face-saharan-heat-levels-by-2070/

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Sweden welcomes its first wooden wind turbine tower

The wheels have begun to turn on an interesting new form of wind turbine in Sweden, with the country’s first wooden power-generation tower now complete. It’s hoped the tower will be a harbinger of cheaper and greener solutions for renewable … Continue reading

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Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

suing these subsidiaries alongside their parent companies (especially such fossil fuel giants as BP, whose emissions are considerable on a global scale) could be a more viable option for foreign claimants. — Read on theconversation.com/can-uk-fossil-fuel-companies-now-be-held-accountable-for-contributing-to-climate-change-overseas-139007

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