Fossil Fuel Industry Hijacks Global Climate COP Summits

Al Gore Says Fossil Fuel Industry Has “Captured the COP Process.”  The article linked here — https://www.commondreams.org/news/al-gore-cop28 — says this:  “The former U.S. vice president accused the United Arab Emirates of ‘abusing the public’s trust’ by naming the CEO of its national oil company as president of COP28.  Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said Sunday that fossil fuel interests have effectively seized the reins of the United Nations climate summit process, preventing the kind of ambitious action that scientists say is necessary to prevent catastrophic warming and all of its cascading impacts.”

 

COP28: Amy Goodman Attempts to Question UAE Oil CEO Serving as President of U.N. Climate Talks in Dubai:  https://www.democracynow.org/2023/12/6/democracy_now_questions_sultan_al_jaber?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=2017631a68-Daily_Digest_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-2017631a68-193062007

 

Conflict of interest on steroids:  COP28 president says there is “no science” behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels.  COP28 president says there is “no science” behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels  “The president of COP28, Sultan Al Jaber, has claimed there is ‘no science’ indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels is needed to restrict global heating to 1.5C and that doing so would ‘take the world back into caves.’  This quotation came from the CEO of one of the world’s biggest state-owned oil companies.  He was allowed to be president of COP28.”  70,000 persons are attending the world’s climate summit, COP28.  See this:  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/07/meet-the-oil-man-tasked-with-saving-the-planet-cop28?link_id=9&can_id=e62e762c26877f0fe538cb355533a954&source=email-texas-republicans-officially-ok-nazi-embrace&email_referrer=email_2132637&email_subject=texas-republicans-officially-ok-nazi-embrace

 

2 articles about fossil fuel industry rigging COP28 and using disinformation:  https://hartmannreport.com/p/cop28-another-rigged-game-for-the  AND https://www.commondreams.org/news/big-oil-disinformation-cop28

 

“Cabal of Oil Producers”: Climate Scientist Kevin Anderson Slams Corporate Capture of COP28:  https://www.democracynow.org/2023/12/7/kevin_anderson_cop28?utm_source=Democracy+Now%21&utm_campaign=2017631a68-Daily_Digest_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fa2346a853-2017631a68-193062007

 

COP28 – We Need To Challenge The Power Of Fossil Fuel Capitalism:  https://popularresistance.org/cop28-we-need-to-challenge-the-power-of-fossil-fuel-capitalism/

 

Record Number Of Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Attend COP28 Climate Summit:  The annual summit to tackle global climate change is crawling with people with ties to planet-warming fossil fuels.  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cop28-climate-conference-fossil-fuel-lobbyists_n_656e6855e4b07b937ff5c85e?email_hash=d82661dbaf9d922be74896a49d247c55ffc55d54

 

At least 2,456 fossil fuel lobbyists have been granted access to the COP28 climate negotiations.  That is 19 fossil fuel lobbyists for every country attending COP28.  The COP28 process occurred in early December 2023.  We could have made huge progress for renewable energy and our planet, but the fossil fuel industry is pushing hard the other way and allowing them to dominate the decisions.

 

The excellent non-profit organization Corporate Accountability (www.corporateaccountability.org) reported that 2,456 fossil fuel lobbyists have been allowed to swarm the climate summit in Dubai.  This is why the climate talks continue to focus on ineffectual and unproven market schemes and false solutions instead of rapid and unequivocal action to phase out fossil fuels, deliver climate finance, and advance real solutions.  See this:  https://corporateaccountability.org/11174-2/?link_id=3&can_id=e62e762c26877f0fe538cb355533a954&source=email-there-were-how-many-big-polluters-at-the-un-climate-talks&email_referrer=email_2134774&email_subject=2456-fossil-fuel-lobbyists-at-the-climate-talks-right-now

 

Biden Admin. is AGGRESSIVELY PROMOTING MORE nuclear power at COP28 climate summit.  This article titled “US to lead nuclear industry’s COP28 mission” was posted November 16, 2023.  This article says this:  “John Kerry … Special Presidential Climate Envoy to the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) in Dubai will be lobbying to triple the world’s installed generating capacity of nuclear power by 2050. “  Here is the article:  https://beyondnuclear.org/us-to-lead-nuclear-industrys-cop28-mission/

 

Green Party Calls for a Green New Deal, A Rapid Halt to Fossil Fuels at COP28:  https://www.gp.org/gpus_rapid_halt_to_fossil_fuels_at_cop28?

 

 

 

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