Resisting Fossil Infrastructure

While all oil and gas pipeline projects raise specific social, cultural, and local environmental concerns, often including issues of tribal and indigenous sovereignty, their effect on climate change is a sufficient independent basis to oppose them: The International Energy Agency said in its 2014 World Energy Outlook that to preserve even a 50% chance of keeping global average surface temperature rise below 2° Celsius (above pre-industrial), all fossil fuel infrastructure projects would have to stop by 2017 as part of an urgent transformation towards renewables. (The 2°C goal itself being highly risky to many populations, as recognized by the 2016 Paris climate agreement’s aspiration to stay below 1.5°C).

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