KATE YODER – Doing business today is harder for oil companies. Big Oil is becoming stigmatized as awareness grows that its environmentally-friendly messaging, full of beautiful landscapes and far-off promises to erase (some) of its emissions, doesn’t match its actions. This poses a hiring challenge for oil companies, with much of their current workforce getting closer to retirement. For years now, consulting firms have been warning the industry that it faces a “talent” gap and surveying young people to figure out how they might be convinced to take the open positions.
MEL GURTOV – To stop global warming at 1.5°C, all sectors of the global economy, from energy and transport to buildings and food, must change dramatically and rapidly, and new technologies, including hydrogen fuel and carbon capture and storage will be needed.
JAKE JOHNSON – West Virginia activists in kayaks and electric boats converged on Sen. Joe Manchinâ€™s yacht in Washington, D.C. on Monday, September 27, to protest the right-wing Democratâ€™s continued obstruction of his own partyâ€™s reconciliation package, a central component of President Joe Bidenâ€™s climate and safety net agenda.
ROBERT KOEHLER – What are we doing to ourselves? Is there life beyond plastic? I certainly have no answers, but the questions flow without stop. And they wonâ€™t break down.
TED GLICK – Two days ago I was convinced that the amazing Keystone XL pipeline victory won by the North American climate movement on November 10 was going to be, without question, a pivotal turning point. Today, having thought more about it, Iâ€™d say itâ€™s more like somewhere between â€œmaybeâ€ and â€œprobably.â€