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Naomi Oreskes: The Greatest Scam in History

Science failed to have the necessary impact in significant part because of disinformation promoted by the major fossil-fuel companies, which have succeeded in diverting attention from climate change and successfully blocking meaningful action.

November 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Oil Strike

The fossil fuel industry intends to accelerate production, spending nearly $5 trillion in the next 10 years on developing new reserves. It is committed to ecocide.

October 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Robin Wall Kimmerer: I close my eyes and listen to the voices of the rain

Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy.

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jenni Monet: What Standing Rock Gave the World

Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth. At the height of the movement at Standing Rock, Indigenous … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

US Official: Bombing Oil Pipelines in Syria a ‘Viable Option’

Critic warns move would be ‘foolhardy’ and lead to civilian casualties, massive spills and environmental damage. A top State Department official on Thursday said that bombing oil pipelines controlled by … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Our Survival Depends On Keeping The Oil In The Ground

Humanity’s survival depends on not burning two-thirds of our global oil reserves, so we must act now by limiting fossil fuel extraction. The highly biodiverse Amazon basin is a keystone … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earthquakes in Southwest May Be Caused by Fracking

The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma on July 12 and 13. There has been an increase in earthquakes across Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas that … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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