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Even With Negative Oil Prices and COVID-19 Global Standstill, ExxonMobil, Chevron Must Still Commit to Net Zero Emissions

, Corporate Analyst and Engagement Specialist

You may have seen a number of headlines recently and scratched your head, wondering how something as ubiquitous as oil could cost a negative amount of money. Is the fossil fuel industry experiencing a momentary COVID-19 blip, or is the industry in bigger trouble? There’s a lot going on, so this is my attempt to break it down. Read more >

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Past Disasters Showed Us Massive Impact COVID-19 Would Have on Black Communities. We Didn’t Listen.

, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist

Dr. Adrienne Hollis speaks with public health expert Sacoby Wilson about how to better protect communities of color from the disproportionate impact of COVID-19. Read more >

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Continued Social Distancing Critical for US Regions Where Flooding and COVID-19 Are Set to Collide

, senior climate scientist

New county-level projections for the spread of COVID-19 make clear that reducing direct social contact with one another gives us the best chance of minimizing the chances for cripplingly high coronavirus infection cases in the coming weeks. In regions that could experience significant flooding this spring, strong social distancing measures could reduce the total number of COVID-19 cases by more than two-thirds, from more than 600,000 cases to roughly 170,000.

That means that continuing to reduce social contact with one another will also be the best way to limit the confluence of high COVID-19 infection rates and flood events. Read more >

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BP´s 2019 Annual Report Holds Clues to How It Will Meet Grand Climate Goals (But No Definitive Answer)

, Corporate Analyst and Engagement Specialist

We combed through BP’s freshly released 2019 annual report, which offers a glimmer of insight into how it intends to meet the climate ambitions it set out last month with much fanfare. Read more >

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New UCS Analysis: Coronavirus and Flooding Set to Collide in US

, senior climate scientist

Last week, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its seasonal forecast for the spring flooding season, I was jolted into a reality that some people in the US are already experiencing: extreme weather stops for no virus.  Just days after NOAA’s forecast came out, the flooding arrived:  floodwaters  from heavy rains in central and southern Ohio required the evacuation of dozens of people, leading one local sheriff to state “God knows how we will figure it out with COVID-19.” Read more >

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