Author: Fiona Harvey

Russia’s War on Ukraine Has Nearly Doubled Its Fossil-Fuel Revenues

This story was originally published by Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Russia has nearly doubled its revenues from selling fossil fuels to the EU during the two months of its war in Ukraine, benefiting from soaring prices even as volumes have been reduced. Russia has received about $65 billion from exports […]

“Now or Never” to Avert Climate Disaster, UN Panel Says

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world can still hope to stave off the worst ravages of climate breakdown but only through a “now or never” dash to a low-carbon economy and society, scientists have said in what is in effect a final warning for […]

500 Researchers Ask Universities to Reject Fossil-Fuel Cash

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Universities must stop accepting funding from fossil fuel companies to conduct climate research, even if the research is aimed at developing green and low-carbon technology, an influential group of distinguished academics has said. Rowan Williams, the former archbishop of Canterbury, […]

How Fossil Fuels Play Into Putin’s Ukraine Strategy

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. What is the relationship between Russia’s Ukraine actions and the gas price crisis? Gas prices are soaring globally, largely because of the resurgence of demand for fossil fuels after the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, depleted storage and the difficulty of ramping up […]