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Global Oil Demand to Peak Next Year, BP Predicts

Global Oil Demand to Peak Next Year, BP Predicts

Oil and gas company BP’s Energy Outlook: 2024 Edition has predicted that peak global oil demand will occur next year, putting a stop to increasing carbon emissions as solar and wind continue to expand. The report focused on two main forecast scenarios — Current Trajectory and Net Zero — and predicted that oil consumption will […]

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    2024 on Track to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded as Global Average Temperature Rises Above 1.5°C for 12 Consecutive Months

    2024 on Track to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded as Global Average Temperature Rises Above 1.5°C for 12 Consecutive Months

    The global average temperature for the period June 2023 to May 2024 — 12 consecutive months — was 1.63 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average, making it the hottest on record, according to new data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). It was also the longest stretch above the 1.5-degree threshold of the Paris […]

    Climate Crisis 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Climate Crisis 101: Everything You Need to Know

    What Is the Climate Crisis? The climate crisis refers to the destabilization of the climate conditions that have allowed human communities and current ecosystems to survive and thrive on Earth. It is caused by a rise in global temperatures that scientists conclude is “unequivocally” driven by human activity — primarily the burning of fossil fuels […]

    AI Energy Demand Drives Google’s Emissions Up 48% in Five Years

    AI Energy Demand Drives Google’s Emissions Up 48% in Five Years

    Google’s goal of lowering its carbon footprint is in trouble as the technology company’s energy consumption has increased due to the amount of power needed for artificial intelligence (AI) data centers. According to the internet giant’s annual environmental report, its greenhouse gas emissions have increased by 13 percent in the past year, due mostly to […]

    Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Restart LNG Export Process

    Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Restart LNG Export Process

    A federal judge on Monday ordered the resumption of permits for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities by the Biden administration. This follows the government’s pause of the process to analyze how the exports affect climate change, national security and the economy. A federal judge in Louisiana ruled the administration could not delay consideration of […]

    The Supreme Court’s Overturning of the Chevron Doctrine Could Impair Environmental and Climate Regulations

    The Supreme Court’s Overturning of the Chevron Doctrine Could Impair Environmental and Climate Regulations

    The Supreme Court of the United States has overturned a 40-year ruling — Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council — that instructed lower courts to give deference to federal agencies when federal laws are seen as ambiguous. The decision means agencies will have a harder time regulating the environment, workplace safety, public health and other […]