Fossil fuel interests have taken over climate talks. The acronym COP for “Conference of the Parties” should be changed to “Continue Oil Production.”
Source: STOP COP – CounterPunch.org
“Those who’ve traveled across the [world] to fight for 1.5°C at COP27, and their communities at home, are sick of waiting as delegates avoid, delay, and greenwash,” the climate action group 350.org tweeted, referring to the Paris agreement’s preferential global heating target. “We need ALL fossil fuels phased out, gas included—keep it in the ground, and keep 1.5 alive!”
Source: ‘Phase out all fossil fuels’: Action demanded as COP27 climate summit ends with little to show for it – Alternet.org
Despite repeated warnings that new fossil fuel projects are incompatible with averting climate disaster, oil and gas corporations “are on a massive expansion course” to increase dirty energy production in the coming years, according to an analysis released Thursday at the United Nations COP27 meetin
Source: ‘Willing to sacrifice a livable planet’: Fossil fuel industry condemned over its ‘reckless expansion’ – Alternet.org
This time it’s not just about saving our banks, keeping our schools intact, or fighting a war. This time, it’s about saving the world.
Source: Opinion | To Save Planet Earth, the US Should Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry | Thom Hartmann
A Big Oil boss predicted that fossil fuels are “going to run the world tomorrow and five years from now, 10 years from now, 20 years from now.”
Source: Opinion | Ahead of COP27, Big Oil Climate Denial More Potent Than Ever | Andy Rowell
“The momentum behind a treaty to keep fossil fuels in the ground in a fair and timely fashion is phenomenal and growing,” said one campaigner.
Source: ‘Big Win’ for Climate: EU Parliament Backs Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty