All posts by Kert Davies

60 Minutes, Trump, Climate Change
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit Florida. after Hurricane Michael Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

On 60 Minutes Trump Says: “I’m not denying climate change”

(Updated to include AP interview, Oct 18, 2018) Climate change is coming at Trump even as he tries like hell to avoid the subject.  Record setting hurricanes, Florence and Michael, have caused devastation across the

Human Rights

Philippines Human Rights Commission Investigates Climate Denial

As climate change liability –who is to blame– increasingly lands in courtrooms around the globe, the Philippines Commission on Human Rights is taking a different and unique approach, investigating climate change impacts as a human

McCain, Climate Change

The Covert Attack on Sen. McCain’s Climate Leadership by ExxonMobil and the Koch brothers

InsideClimate News’ Marianne Lavelle published a long piece this weekend, chronicling Senator John McCain’s rise and fall as a climate leader.  The story highlights a campaign I worked on in 2000, where we asked all

Climate Files, Climate Change, Climate Denial

Climate Files Update: Shell, Exxon, and Early Denial

Document Updates As climate change impacts grow more serious everyday, documents housed on Climate Files preserve the crucial history of who knew what, when they knew it, and what they did next. Recently released documents

Lee Raymond, Exxon Mobil Climate Change Denial, Lee Raymond, Rex Tillerson

Climate Lawsuits: Depose Lee Raymond and Rex Tillerson

As we have been saying…lots of climate lawsuits are landing in State and Federal courts nationwide. As these suits move forward, there is a short list of people who ought to be deposed first. Former

climate change lawsuits, king County lawsuit, climate change, climate change documents

Climate Change Lawsuits Fueled by Industry Documents

The news on climate change lawsuits keeps churning. On May 25, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge W. Alsup kept City of Oakland v. BP, et al. in court, opening four of the five defendants to

Mercer
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Rebekah Mercer, Climate Denial Funder and the American Museum of Natural History

A year ago, few people had heard of millionaires Robert and Rebekah Mercer (except for Steve Bannon, who was being paid by them).  Their role as major Trump financial backers emerged after the election as

America First Energy Conference

America First Energy Conference Stacked With Climate Change Deniers

On November 9th, the climate change denying Heartland Institute is holding an energy conference in Houston to applaud the Trump Administration’s repeal of environmental protections and clean energy policy. According to its website, the conference

Red Team Heartland

Heartland Institute’s Climate Red Team Lists Revealed

The Heartland Institute is frustrated that their yearlong campaign to create a ‘Red Team-Blue Team’ debate on climate has failed.  Leaked internal email reveals their anxiety and desperation that the Trump team isn’t doing enough to kill

Exxon Education Foundation 1997 report containing grant to Competitive Enterprise Institute for "Climate Change Program"

Washington Post: Exxon, Koch, and Big Coal Cash Begat Trump Climate Denial

Q: What does spending tens of millions of dollars supporting climate denial organizations over a twenty year period buy you? A: Donald Trump, abdication of U.S. leadership on climate and increased risk of damage from