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World May Hit 2 Degrees of Warming in 10-15 Years Thanks to Fracking, Says Cornell Scientist

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Ingraffea

In 2011, a Cornell University research team first made the groundbreaking discovery that leaking methane from the shale gas fracking boom could make burning fracked gas worse for the climate than coal.

In a sobering lecture released this month, a member of that team, Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Professor of Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University, outlined more precisely the role U.S. fracking is playing in changing the world's climate.

The most recent climate data suggests that the world is on track to cross the two degrees of warming threshold set in the Paris accord in just 10 to 15 years, says Ingraffea in a 13-minute lecture titled “Shale Gas: The Technological Gamble That Should Not Have Been Taken,” which was posted online on April 4.

California City Files Lawsuit Against Chevron, Others For Climate Damages

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Chevron logo on gas truck

The city of Richmond, California is the home of oil giant Chevron’s domestic headquarters. It also happen to be the ninth city in the United States to file a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies for their contributions to global climate change.

The lawsuit filed by the city lists Chevron as the lead defendant, but 28 other oil, gas, and coal companies are listed in the suit as co-defendants. Richmond joins eight other municipalities in the United States in filing similar climate-related charges against fossil fuel companies. All but one of the communities are in the state of California.

Bernie Lewin

Bernie Lewin

Credentials

  • B.A., Social Science, La Trobe University (1990). [1]
  • Graduate Diploma, Information Management, RMIT (1997). [1]

Background

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Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

Background

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) is a coalition of major oil and gas companies created to promote a climate-friendly image for some of the world’s largest polluters.

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University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham

Background

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Peter Lilley

Peter Lilley

Credentials

  • According to his biography, Lilley was educated at Hayes County Primary School, Dulwich College and Clare College, Cambridge, where he studied natural science and economics. [1]

Background

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Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

Credentials

  • Dulwich College, 1975-1982. [1]

Background

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Neil Record

Neil Record

Credentials

  • Record was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and University College London, from where he holds an MSc in Economics. [1]

Background

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Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

Credentials

  • BSc in Government, London School of Economics (2000) [1]
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts [2]

Background

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Irish Climate Science Forum

The Irish Climate Science Forum (ICSF)

Background

The Irish Climate Science Forum (ICSF) was founded in 2016 and initially launched at an event on May 4, 2017 in Dublin. [1]

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