GUIDE TO THIS MONTH'S ARTICLES - May / June 2022
How we stop Big Oil
If you believe what the big oil companies tell us - the greenwash - you will think the oil and gas companies are going to change and save our climate. But CO2 emissions are still rising, air pollution is still killing people, and Big Oil is destroying communities. And we suffer as energy prices rise and rise. What can we do to make a better energy system?
In this magazine we write about how we got here, the communities and campaigners fighting for change, and how we can fight the oil and gas industry to leave fossil fuels behind.
From this issue:
The big oil companies are trying stop us from ending the use of fossil fuels. What can we do for a better future without oil and gas?
Read about a short history of oil and gas - from the days when all our energy came from the sun alone to the first car and to Greta Thunberg.
Big international companies are fracking for oil and gas and destroying the lands of the Mapuche peoples in Argentina. Read about how they are trying to stop the fracking.
In Buenos Aires there are a lot of blackouts and it is often very hot. Virginia tells us what she did one night when it was very hot and there was no electricity.
Big Oil is building new pipelines, refineries, wells, and rigs across all continents. But protests against the industry are everywhere. Read about four groups saying enough is enough.
Shell and ExxonMobil, two big oil companies, are leaving the Niger Delta after 50 years of extracting oil and gas. But they are leaving the area polluted and the people poorer.
Women in Peru are calling on the big mining company, Glencore, to take action on drinking water the company poisoned.
President Erdoğan’s government call LGBTQI+ people in Turkey terrorists. But they are finding ways to express themselves and work together.
Tajikistan is short of money but it is politically important, and it is changing quickly with its future shaped by a power play between China and Russia.
We are facing a big climate crisis. Many people ignore it. Is it time to prepare for the end of the world or is change possible?