Author: Doug Johnson

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines in 2013, a group of organisations and individuals in the country and elsewhere petitioned the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines to investigate whether fossil fuel companies violate or threaten to violate human rights by contributing to climate change. At least 6,300 people died in the storm, and 29,000 were injured. In early May of this year, the commission released its report. It found that nearly 50 major fossil fuel companies should be held accountable for the human rights impacts of their carbon-producing activities and alter their practices to reduce climate risk. Greenpeace, whose…

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Enlarge / We have pretty clear evidence that declining ozone levels were something more than liberal scare tactics. Conservative political commentator Matt Walsh took to Twitter last Wednesday to say that the widely held belief that humans are causing climate change is, in fact, a crock. The podcaster and Daily Wire columnist apparently knows this because previous environmental issues we were concerned about in the past—namely acid rain and holes in the ozone layer—disappeared, never to be heard about again. “Remember when they spent years telling us to panic over the hole in the ozone layer and then suddenly just stopped…

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