|Australia: Police Move on Melbourne Climate Protestors|
Environment News Service
September 27th, 2001
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Police have moved in to disband protesters opposing construction of a gas fired power generator and pipeline in Somerton, a Melbourne neighborhood. The demonstrators, from Friends of the Earth Melbourne, say the generator will destroy the fragile ecosystem of the Merri Creek today and over the weekend.
|USA: Exxon CEO Draws Anger Over Climate Change|
by Thaddeus Herrick, Wall Street Journal
August 29th, 2001
Like his predecessors, Exxon Mobil Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Lee Raymond keeps a relatively low profile. He's reluctant to grant interviews and make public appearances. But ever since he assailed the Kyoto initiative to combat global warming in a speech a few years ago, Mr. Raymond has been inextricably linked to the issue.
|UK: Climate Victims Could Take U.S. to Court|
by Andrew Simms, International Herald Tribune
August 7th, 2001
As the rich world keeps falling out over how to deal with global warming, exasperated poor countries may come to the conclusion that when all else fails, it's time go to court.
|Exxonmobil International Day of Action|
July 28th, 2001
Time is running out. So much to be done. Enter the International Day of Action against ExxonMobil. Pressure Point, a Seattle-based nonprofit, is coordinating a Call to Action against Bush's biggest supporter and the worst of the "Greenhouse Gangsters" --ExxonMobil. The actions/ protests are scheduled for the 11th of July. This year, we'll be declaring our independence from corporations like ExxonMobil.
|Germany: Climate Deal Is Weak|
by Bonner R. Cohen, Earth Times News Service
July 24th, 2001
One of the surest indications that trouble is at hand is when diplomats start hiding behind catchy phrases and meaningless terminology. Participants and observers to the COP-6 Climate Change conference here have been told that ''breakthrough,'' ''deal,'' or ''compromise'' (take your pick) had been achieved.
|Germany: Climate Treaty Salvaged in Bonn|
by Andrew C. Revkin, New York Times
July 23rd, 2001
The world's nations, minus the United States, accepted treaty rules that for the first time would require industrialized countries to cut emissions of waste gases linked to global warming.
|Climate Campaign in Brazil Targets U.S. Companies|
Vitae Civilis Instituto para o Desenvolvimento, Meio Ambiente e Paz
July 19th, 2001
Brazilian NGOs pressure 20 largest U.S. owned companies to ask President Bush to support ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.
|Germany: Bonn Summit Seeks to Salvage Kyoto Accord|
by Paul Brown, The Guardian
July 19th, 2001
A changing political mood has raised the hope that the climate talks in Bonn will reach an agreement by Sunday that will enable governments to ratify the Kyoto protocol next year without the United States joining them.
|'Saving' the Kyoto Protocol Means Ending the Market Mania|
Corporate Europe Observatory
July 16th, 2001
The following statement, released during the UN climate summit in Bonn (July 16-27), warns against a further weakening and distortion of the Kyoto Protocol, as governments try to accommodate the irresponsible position of the U.S. (and a growing number of other countries).
|USA: Bush to Say No to Clean Energy in Genoa|
by Joseph Kahn, New York Times
July 14th, 2001
The Bush administration plans to oppose an international drive to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and increase financing for nonpolluting energy sources worldwide, administration officials said today.
|Netherlands: Warmer World Will Starve Many, Report Says|
by Usha Lee McFarling, Los Angeles Times
July 11th, 2001
Large-scale changes in the world's climate probably will deepen the gap between the richest and poorest nations -- potentially crippling food production in parts of Africa, South Asia and South America -- according to the first worldwide assessment of food production and climate change.
|USA: Seeing Through 'Transparency'|
by Rebecca Meyer, Daily Californian University
July 10th, 2001
In a recent gesture of "transparency," Ford Motor Company reported that it was responsible for releasing approximately 400 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases annually, which amounts to a whopping 1 to 2 percent of all man-made emissions.
|Union of Concerned Scientists Reports on Auto Industry|
Alden Meyer, Union of Concerned Scientists
July 5th, 2001
Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists released "Drilling in Detroit," an analysis conducted jointly with the Center for Auto Safety. The study finds that US automakers could produce a fleet of cars and trucks that get an average of 40 miles per gallon by 2012, and 55 mpg by 2020 (up from the current 24 mpg average), with no diminution of safety and performance. This increased fuel efficiency would save consumers billions of dollars each year, cut 273 million tons of annual GHG emissions by 2010 and 888 million tons by 2020, and create tens of thousands of new jobs in the auto industry.
|Stop Arctic Drilling, Support Native Rights|
Indigenous Environmental Network, International Indian Treaty Council, et al.
June 14th, 2001
The Indigenous Environmental Network, the International Indian Treaty Council and Greenaction issue this call to action to stop George W. Bush's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
|SWEDEN: Bush and EU Fail on Global Warming|
by Paul Taylor, Reuters
June 14th, 2001
President Bush and European Union leaders failed to resolve deep differences over global warming Thursday, but agreed to stay together in the Balkans and made some progress on world trade.
|Nuclear Energy Industry: Sooo 20th Century|
by Kenny Bruno, Special to CorpWatch
June 7th, 2001
The Award goes to the Nuclear Energy Institute for audaciously using a scooter riding teenage girl to claim that a polluting, highly dangerous, economically disastrous 20th century technology is our energy future.
|Gwich'in Nation Calls Gathering in Alaska|
Gwich'in Steering Committee
May 23rd, 2001
The Chiefs, the Elders, and tribal members met for the first time in hundreds of years back in June of 1988 with one goal in mind. They united in solidarity and in one voice to protect the Porcupine River Caribou Herd calving area in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil development and exploration.
|USA: Bush Calls for More Coal, Oil and Nukes|
by Randall Mikkelsen, Reuters
May 17th, 2001
President Bush called for expanding U.S. coal, oil and nuclear power production and offered conservation incentives on Thursday to beat back high gas prices, blackouts and ''a darker future.''