Shareholders Sue Exxon for Misrepresenting Climate Risks

by Karen Savage edited by O Society August 12, 2019 A group of Exxon investors filed suit in federal court against several of the company’s officials, directors, and board members for failing to protect their investments as well as the company from the risks of climate change. Saratoga Advantage Trust Energy and Basic Materials Portfolio, … Continue reading Shareholders Sue Exxon for Misrepresenting Climate Risks

Praise the Gourd!

by O Society July 23, 2019 The fossil fuel companies knew from their own research beginning way back in grandpa’s day they were f’ing up the world for future generations, as in us and our kids. We’ve all seen the supporting documents. Therefore, continuing to argue about vaccines causing autism, and Bigfoot trudging around California, … Continue reading Praise the Gourd!

Reflections on Water and Oil

The meaning of water might be approached best in comparison with the other liquid to which we are all beholden: oil. by David Orr edited by O Society July 22, 2019 Water as rain, ice, lakes, rivers, and seas shapes our landscape. But oil has shaped the modern mindscape, with its fascination and addiction to speed and accumulation. … Continue reading Reflections on Water and Oil

It’s the End of the World as They Know It

The distinct burden of grief which comes with being a scientist in the Anthropocene by David Corn edited by O Society July 17, 2019 On election night 2016, Kim Cobb, a professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, was on Christmas Island, the world’s largest ring-shaped coral reef atoll, about … Continue reading It’s the End of the World as They Know It

It’s the End of the World?!?

If the humanities can’t produce thinkers who can get us out of this mess, they are still producing some of the best commentators on where it has come from and where it threatens to take us. by Jennifer Rosenhagen edited by O Society July 15, 2019 With precipitous declines in humanities course enrollments and punishing cuts … Continue reading It’s the End of the World?!?

Project Drawdown

by Drawdown Solutions edited by O Society July 10, 2019 Eighty of the solutions in this book already exist and are scaling to become competitive alternatives to now dominant, high-emitting technologies. They are economically viable, proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon dioxide, and have the potential to spread throughout the world. Our approach … Continue reading Project Drawdown

Doubling Down: The Military, Big Bankers And Big Oil Are Not In Climate Denial –They Are In Control And Plan to Keep It That Way.

by Richard Moser edited by O Society July 5, 2019 “Capitalism, militarism and imperialism are disastrously intertwined with the fossil fuel economy….A globalized economy predicated on growth at any social or environmental costs, carbon dependent international trade, the limitless extraction of natural resources, and a view of citizens as nothing more than consumers cannot be … Continue reading Doubling Down: The Military, Big Bankers And Big Oil Are Not In Climate Denial –They Are In Control And Plan to Keep It That Way.