Shell’s latest grotesque greenwashing propaganda was put out for International Women’s day, when the company rebranded its logo to “She’ll”, along with the strapline: “#Makethefuture gender balanced.”
“Shell’s concern, deeper than its fossil-fuel identity and more urgent than the climate crisis, is Shell. I don’t believe it’s going to lead us to the Paris climate goals, and Shell probably doesn’t believe it will either.”
We must fight climate denial with a new energy and vigor. In this new decade, we must ensure that the deniers’ day is finally done. As Greta Thunberg and the millions of young climate activists demand every week: it is time to listen to the science.
Yesterday, the High Court in London ruled that highly controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport were “illegal”, due to the fact that the British Government had not adequately taken climate change into account when approving the runway.
The Norwegian company, Equinor, has announced it was abandoning plans to drill for oil in the highly ecologically sensitive, Great Australian Bight, which has been a battleground between conservationists and the industry for years.
This is what climate momentum looks like. Teck Resources has just withdrawn its C$20 billion application to build what was the largest ever tar sands mine in northern Alberta.
According to the Star newspaper, a federal Canadian corporation might lend money to support the highly controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline, with a decision expected next week.
What is Trudeau willing to do? He has a choice. He can carry on the fossil fuel economy, and bludgeon First Nations rights in the process or he can de-escalate, de-carbonise and de-colonise.
This is the first time ever that the 20 degrees barrier has been broken on the continent. “We’d never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica,” says Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer.
You cannot bludgeon, beat, intimidate, and drag people in the name of prosperity and progress. You cannot use the same brutal violence akin to war, while at the same time speak soft soothing words of reconciliation or peace.