“This is a storm like no other,” says United Houma Nation member Monique Verdin.
The ongoing rejection of the dangers of climate change and hostility to public health measures are converging crises.
G20 countries pretend they are committed to climate action, but they pledged nearly $300 billion to fossil fuel.
A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report says the past seven years have been the warmest on record.
The federal government gives more than $15 billion in public funding to fossil fuel corporations every year.
Over the last five years, 26 of the world’s major insurers have cut back their coverage for coal and tar sands projects.
Only a roadmap calling for a complete transition away from fossil fuels will avert the worst climate impacts.
For decades, many localities have preferred to cut taxes and defer needed improvements to infrastructure.
This “is not simply a warm decade or two in a wandering climate pattern,” said one expert. “This is unprecedented.”
The Trump administration failed to adequately consider the climate impacts of ConocoPhillip’s plan, said the judge.