fossil fuel

  • 12.24.17

    The Movement To Divest From Fossil Fuels Is Gaining Momentum

    Tuesday should have been a day of unmitigated joy for America's oil and gas executives. The new G.O.P. tax bill treats their companies with great tenderness, reducing even further their federal tax burden....

    Tuesday should have been a day of unmitigated joy for America’s oil and gas executives. The new G.O.P. tax bill treats their companies with great tenderness, reducing even further their federal tax burden.

  • 10.03.17

    New York, divest pensions from the fossil fuel companies that are accelerating global warming

    Forget the bizarre tweets and insults from the White House, or the images of the President touring San Juan: What's happened in Puerto Rico will change life there for many years after all the news has faded from your feed....

    Forget the bizarre tweets and insults from the White House, or the images of the President touring San Juan: What’s happened in Puerto Rico will change life there for many years after all the news has faded from your feed.

  • 09.22.16

    Recalculating The Climate Math

    In this article, Bill McKibben investigates the question "How much more new digging and drilling can we do and still keep the atmosphere temperature rise below 2 degrees?" His answer: None. Based on a report from Oil Change International McKibben demonstrates that the amount of carbon that exists in current oil ...

    In this article, Bill McKibben investigates the question "How much more new digging and drilling can we do and still keep the atmosphere temperature rise below 2 degrees?"

    His answer: None. 

    Based on a report from Oil Change International McKibben demonstrates that the amount of carbon that exists in current oil and gas wells exceeds the amount of carbon that the world can safely emit into the atmosphere and have a reasonable chance of staying beneath the 2 degree limit.

    McKibben argues that we have already raised the world's temperature by 1 degree can have seen drastic effects - half the ice in the arctic has melted, huge swaths of coral has died out, there have been increases in floods and droughts, recent months have broken records for heat, areas of the world have approached temperatures that humans cannot survive. 

    He calls for an immediate cease to new exploration and a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry because "We literally cannot keep doing what we're doing if we want to have a planet."

  • 09.20.16

    Mapping the World's Energy Sources

    The world produces electricity from three major sources: fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and renewables. Of the three, fossil fuels is still the most dominant. So how many countries would be left in the dark if we were to ban them tomorrow? The innovators at goCompare can answer that question with their interactive m...

    The world produces electricity from three major sources: fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and renewables. Of the three, fossil fuels is still the most dominant. So how many countries would be left in the dark if we were to ban them tomorrow? The innovators at goCompare can answer that question with their interactive map that reveals the different sources of energy that power the world.