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Past articles by Andy:

Ahead Of COP27, Big Oil Climate Denial More Potent Than Ever| Countercurrents

It's that time of year again, with the annual UN climate meeting (the conference of the Parties) or COP, just a couple of weeks away. This year's meeting, → Read More

Impeached Twice, Trump's Presidency Was a Climate Disaster

Many people are rightly preoccupied by the unfolding political events in Washington with Donald Trump becoming the first ever President to be impeached twice and Joe Biden waiting to formally take office next week.After the horrific, tumultuous events of last week with the assault on the Capital by the pro-Trump mob, Joe Biden’s mandate is even more complicated and even → Read More

Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation to the Supreme Court "Would Be a Catastrophe for the Climate"

This week, President Trump’s highly controversial pick for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, answers questions in front of the Senate Judiciary committee as part of her nomination hearings for the top legal job.Coney Barrett’s nomination to the vacant seat on the Supreme court vacated by the death Ruth Bader Ginsburg has prompted concern from experts and activists working → Read More

A Dying Industry is Leaving A Deadly Legacy

Another day and another huge blow to the fossil fuel industry. A key investor in the new coal mine in Australia, operated by mining giant Glencore, has said it will not invest in the AUD 1.5 billion Valeria project as the economics "don't stack up" anymore.The oil industry may be dying, but it will still pollute us for decades after its death.This week the investment firm → Read More

We Have Entered the "End Game" for Oil—With "Permanent Demand Destruction"

With many countries and regions trying to open up their economies after COVID-19 lockdowns, many in the oil industry had been hoping that as hundreds of millions of people resume as normal a life as possible, demand for oil would pick up to pre-COVID levels.This is not going to happen. The "old normal" is not coming back. As we have been repeatedly saying for months, we are → Read More

Climate Change: Mind-Blowing Warnings from Arctic and Antarctica

We all need to be worried... 2020 is continuing to bring deeply worrying climate news from both the Arctic and the Antarctic.First the Arctic, where our climate emergency is playing out in real time, with devastating consequences.Every day brings new horrors and new insights into how our climate emergency is driving the extreme weather. → Read More

ACT NOW in the Philippines: We Need You to Stand Against the #JunkTerrorLaw

The clock is ticking. We need you to act now.There is growing international pressure on the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, to repeal a controversial, dangerous, draconian Terror Bill, which is in the process of becoming law in the country.Having been approved by Duterte, it will become effective next week on July 22. | By Andy Rowell → Read More

Planned Fossil Fuel Production Dangerously Out of Line With Climate Safety

Despite the daily evidence of our climate emergency, from raging wildfires in California and Australia, to floods in the UK and continued record temperatures in the Arctic, we remain in denial.Despite decades of scientific evidence that we have to stop drilling for fossil fuels, if we want a livable future, we carry on drilling regardless. | By Andy Rowell → Read More

Americans Want Action on Climate; Not War Over Oil With Iran

As I write, the U.S. is inching its way towards possible war with Iran after the weekend drone strikes in Saudi Arabia on the strategic oil facilities owned by the state oil company, Saudi Aramco.Reuters has just reported that the Saudis are saying the attack on the oil processing plant and Khurais oil field, was carried out by Iranian weapons and did not originate from rebels → Read More

Meet Boris, the UK’s Climate-Denying New Prime Minister & "Donald Trump of Britain"

As I write, Boris Johnson has just been confirmed as Britain’s new Prime Minister. A highly controversial and devisive figure, there are millions who are shocked at his offensive sexist, racist, Islamophobic, and homophobic views, amongst others.It is hardly surprising that Donald Trump is an ardent fan.Yesterday, Trump tweeted: | By Andy Rowell → Read More

OPEC Warns Climate Campaigners Are "Greatest Threat to Our Industry Going Forward."

OPEC—which remains the largest oil cartel in the world—has a problem. It is sitting on vast reserves of oil, which are currently worth trillions and trillions of dollars.But every day the more people that join the fight against the industry, forcing the UN, national and state governments, regulators, and increasingly the courts to act, the more that value goes down. | By Andy → Read More

Arctic Warming & Climate Change "Should Be the Number One Urgent Conversation Right Now"

The news coming out of the Arctic over the last few days is further evidence of our rapidly evolving climate emergency, which has ramifications for all of us.Arctic scientists are speaking out with increasing alarm at what they are seeing, and as they keep repeating “what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic.”Indeed, what happens in the Arctic will affect you and → Read More

415 ppm: We Are all Part of Exxon’s Unchartered Climate Experiment Now

Earlier this month, we collectively walked into the unknown.We are all now a living experiment. Never before in human history have carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million.These levels were last seen maybe some 2.5-5 million years ago, during the Pliocene, but then the earth was much warmer than it is today and it was way before us. | By Andy Rowell → Read More

Climate Crisis: Now Will the Older Generation Step Up?

By Andy Rowel On Friday, the youth spoke. And they spoke loudly. In excess of a million young people skipped school and colleges and marched around the → Read More

Climate Crisis: Now Will the Older Generation Step Up? – Countercurrents

On Friday, the youth spoke. And they spoke loudly. In excess of a million young people skipped school and colleges and marched around the globe demanding urgent action on climate change. They did so in over a hundred countries. Listening to one young activist about why their generation cares so much about climate change, they replied: “it is the urgency[Read More...] → Read More

“Tell Me Donald. Exactly How Much Is a Human Life Being Sold For?”

The numbers do not lie: Trump is killing his voters... Two years into his Presidency, the fullblown cost of Donald Trump’s assault on human health, the environment and on science is becoming brutally and painfully clear. → Read More

“Green New Deal” in US “Must Be Mirrored by a Global Green Deal”

In mid-November, some 200 young climate activists from the Sunrise movement joined Representative-elect, the New York Democrat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in a sit in at the office of the House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, demanding what is known as a Green New Deal. Over fifty kids were arrested in the protest. | By Andy Rowell → Read More

Paradise Lost

As the deadliest wild-fires ever to hit California continue to rage, an estimated 31 people are known to have died, with over 200 still missing. Some 250,000 have been forced to flee their homes. Over 100,000 acres of land has been burnt, including luxury homes in Malibu.As California once again reels from the fires, many are warning this is climate change in action. | By Andy Rowell → Read More

BP’s Blatant Climate Hypocrisy on Show As it “Buys” Vote to Defeat Carbon Tax

So the company that at the beginning of the century promised to go “beyond petroleum” just defeated a ballot which would have helped the US to do that.. As millions of people digest the saturated press coverage of the mid-terms, and wonder what the next two-years of a chaotic and destructive Trump Presidency will mean with the Republican loss of the House, it is easy to miss other issues that… → Read More

Across the Globe, Over 250,000 People #RiseforClimate

This is a "moment to be a history-making, climate change transformative leader." And the people are the leaders... Across the globe, over 250,000 people took part in what was labelled as #RiseforClimate marches, protests and celebrations on 7 continents on Saturday. There were nearly 1,000 events in more than 90 countries.The day of action kicked off with the sun rising over the Pacific islands,… → Read More