If you listen to banks and their explanations of they are doing about climate change, you might get the impression that most “get it” and are fighting it shoulder-to-shoulder with the rest of humanity. In fact, banks are funding enough carbon-intensive projects and companies to guarantee a 4°C rise or above in global warming, with their eyes wide open and in full cognizance of the facts.
This episode on banks is the first in a series by The Angry Clean Energy Guy focused on the key actors in our global financial system – from banks to insurance companies, accountants, lawyers, rating agencies and institutional investors – and exposing who is really fighting climate change and who is pretending to while in reality putting short-term profit over people, health and planet.
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There is so much to be angry about, if you are a clean energy guy.
Every day, so many things that happen around the world make me angry when I look at them with lenses colored by the climate change chaos unfolding everywhere around us. And I am especially angry because I know we can solve the climate change crisis if we were only trying.
Each week, I will share with you a few topics that struck me and that I was very angry about – and this will generally have to do with climate change, solar or wind power, plastic pollution, environmental degradation, wildlife, the oceans and other related topics.