climate-change


Australia’s Iconic Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site at Risk from Global Warming

, deputy director, Climate & Energy Program

A lot has changed since Captain Cook became the first European to try to navigate the Great Barrier Reef in 1770. It was the reports of Cook and naturalist Joseph Banks on their return to England that first alerted the scientific world to the existence of this biological marvel. The Great Barrier Reef is now one of the world’s most important coastal and marine tourism areas, but its future is at risk, and climate change is the primary long-term threat. 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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Four Things to Think About When Heavy Spring Rains Fall

, Kendall Science Fellow

Spoiler alert: It’s more than just packing an umbrella.

As a kid I remember repeating the phrase in the spring “April showers bring May flowers.” Now, in my adult life as a weather-conscious agricultural scientist, I cannot help but think about how spring rain brings with it not just the promise of pretty flowers, but also the damage of floods. Read more >

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