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Destinations at Risk: Iconic World Heritage Sites Across the Globe Vulnerable to Climate Change

, deputy director, Climate & Energy Program

I’ve spent a lot of time during the last year researching the impacts of climate change on World Heritage sites. What I’ve found has shocked me. Read more >

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When Will Chevron Commit to Reducing Effects of Global Warming?

B. D. Santer, , UCS

Chevron’s annual shareholders meeting took place today in San Ramon, California. During the stockholder Q&A session, stockholders and their proxies were allowed to speak, including climate scientist Dr. Benjamin D. Santer, as well as two staffers from the Union of Concerned Scientists. UCS invited Dr. Santer to share his statement, copied below, along with his reflections on the experience: Read more >

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Speaking Climate Truth to Power at Chevron and ExxonMobil Shareholders’ Meetings

, climate accountability campaign manager

This week marks the dramatic culmination of fossil fuel company annual meetings as ExxonMobil and Chevron hold their annual shareholder meetings on the same day. Both companies are facing increasing questions about their responsibilities for climate change. Read more >

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Testing the Climate at Shell’s Annual General Meeting

, climate accountability campaign manager

Royal Dutch Shell will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) tomorrow in The Hague, Netherlands. The Anglo-Dutch company has taken positive steps in the past year that distinguish it from other major fossil fuel producers. But Shell still supports groups that try to deceive the public and policy makers about global warming and block action to reduce carbon emissions. Read more >

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Shareholder Resolutions Challenge ConocoPhillips and CONSOL Energy

, climate accountability campaign manager

As I wrote back in March, this proxy season shareholders are calling on companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips to disclose how they are positioning their companies in a carbon-constrained world and to address issues relating to their public policy advocacy on climate and energy. Read more >

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