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Climate tipping point?

ExxonMobil’s shareholder revolt and the end of the line for fossil fuels

Carl Pope

From Carl Pope’s blog:

A version of this article appeared in Salon.

Few days spell out the future as clearly as this Wednesday did in terms of energy and climate action. The dikes of denial behind which Big Carbon has […]

Why Texas froze (and California fried): This disaster was 90 years in the making

TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog, Feb 23, 2021

The catastrophe that swept Texas last week was 90 years in the making. Its roots lie in a decision during the 1930s to escape federal regulation of power rates under the terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal by forcing all Texas utilities to avoid importing […]

Nothing Can Stop America’s Clean Energy Revolution

TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog

Senate Gridlock Can’t Stop America’s Clean Energy Revolution

In naming former Secretary of State John Kerry to become America’s global climate czar, President-elect Joe Biden is wasting no time making emissions reduction a top White House priority. Political observers are already gaming how […]

So— the USA has Stepped Away from the Paris Climate Agreement

Americans voted for major progress on climate crisis and clean energy — will they get it?

TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog

November 5, 2020 San Francisco, CA

On Wednesday, one day after our closely contested presidential election, the United States stepped away from its adherence to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, a decision […]

Trump and Biden on the biggest climate question: What kind of energy transition lies ahead?

TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog

October 30, 2020 San Francisco, CA

Last week’s final presidential debate ended with a revealing split between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on climate policy. But most of the media coverage is missing the real story because the media ignores what is already happening in […]

The Counterattack Against Clean Energy Is Collapsing

Carl Pope

For two years, the cabal of fossil fools surrounding Donald Trump have leveraged an impulsive president’s loathing of his predecessor, tapped their reactionary right-wing networks, mobilized coal and oil lobbies and political donations, and thrown themselves vigorously into two missions:

Bring back the coal industry and stop the “Stalinist” threat of wind and […]

The Serious Health and Safety issues of Gas Should Not Be Ignored! Ditch the Gas!

Ditching fossil fuels can tackle affordable housing and climate change reprinted from: TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog, July 23, 2019 BY CARL POPE AND BRUCE NILLES

With the passage of one of the nation’s most ambitious climate policiesearlier this year, D.C. has sparked an important conversation — how can all this new clean power […]

Is the shutdown an impeachable offense? Time for McConnell to call Trump’s bluff

From Carl Pope

A version of this article appeared earlier in Salon

Is the shutdown an impeachable offense? Time for McConnell to call Trump’s bluff One of Washington’s favorite parlor games of late has been debating what constitutes an “impeachable” offense, and whether President Trump has committed one. An obvious candidate has gone unnoticed: the […]

YELLOW VESTS AND GREEN NEW DEALERS- Carl Pope

by Carl Pope

The fiery street protests challenging French President Emmanuel Macron over his proposed higher taxes on gasoline and the young climate activists of the Sunrise Movement who sat in at prospective House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office might seem like antagonists – one resisting, the other seeking, faster and more ambitious movement away from […]

MBS and the Price of Oil

From Carl Pope’s Blog: Oct 23, 2018

We’re not connecting the dots. We ought to be holding our breath – the fallout from the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi could easily have plunged the world into economic chaos. Even if we slide through this time, the pattern is clear – a world which cannot survive […]