Here are five recommended reads for today (11/21/13).
- According to DeSmog Blog, “Oil Change International released a briefing paper today at COP19 in Warsaw revealing that subsidies lavished on the fossil fuel industry by wealthy industrialized nations add up to more than five times the amount of climate finance aid the same countries have so far pledged to deliver to poorer nations to reduce their global warming emissions and adapt to manmade climate change.”
- Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler gives “Three Pinnochios” to TransCanada for “the two main headlines in its] ad claim that 40,000 jobs will be created and that the pipeline will eliminate reliance on foreign energy”
- Renew Economy reports, “An Australian founded clean energy company that is allowing slum-dwellers in India to replace expensive and highly polluting kerosene lamps with cheaper solar energy is to receive an award at the UN climate change talks on Wednesday.”
- According to The Guardian: “The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research suggests. The companies range from investor-owned firms – household names such as Chevron, Exxon and BP – to state-owned and government-run firms.”
- The Hill reports, “The United Kingdom said Wednesday that it would join the United States in largely halting funding for coal plant construction in developing nations, drawing cheers from the White House”