Articles by David Turnbull
David Turnbull is the campaigns director of Oil Change International, working on campaigns to end fossil fuel subsidies, and to slow the spread of dirty energy money, extreme fossil fuels, and fossil fuel infrastructure. Prior to his current position with Oil Change, Turnbull was executive director of Climate Action Network–International, a network of 700 hundred NGOs in dozens of countries coordinating on international advocacy towards global solutions to the climate crisis.
As Copenhagen prepares for December, a strange combination of Christmas lights, clean energy expos, evergreen wreaths, and security barriers have begun to crop up around the city. It’s an exciting time to be in Copenhagen reflecting on a year of intense pressure, activity, and engagement around the world. Over the past several months (and years), […]
Waking up on a dreary Sunday morning this weekend in Copenhagen (where I’ve recently moved to prepare for the upcoming climate talks in December), I was met with a barrage of headlines, mostly from U.S. media, telling me that Copenhagen is doomed to total failure and I might as well head off to Mexico City […]
This dispatch was filed from the ongoing U.N.-sponsored climate change talks in Bonn, Germany. As expected, Sunday’s speech by Todd Stern at the U.N. climate talks in Bonn created quite a stir. Sitting in the rear of the hall, it was hard not to think back to the last time U.S. statements in a plenary […]
The global climate negotiations in Poznan opened on Monday with all expected pomp and circumstance. Two prime ministers and Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Nobel-Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, addressed thousands of delegates and observers who have swarmed into this cold, dark town in western Poland. However, while the proceedings dominated the […]