2020 is the year that the chickens finally come home to roost for Shell. It can evade justice no more. It has run out of places to hide.
Canada may be helping put out the flames in Australia, but back home Trudeau is setting light to our climate.
According to the Financial Times “Around $900bn – or one-third of the current value of big oil and gas companies – would evaporate if governments more aggressively attempted to restrict the rise in temperatures to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for the rest of this century.”
“I’m done with fossil fuels. We are done. They are just done.”
“Australia is burning and yet ANZ continues to invest billions of dollars in climate wrecking projects. It is illegal for someone to light a bushfire, and we believe it is illegal for companies to finance the burning of our common home. This case is one of many to come against climate criminals”.
Decades after BP became aware about the serious consequences of climate change, and as the world faces a climate emergency, the company’s outgoing boss, Bob Dudley, seems more content about saving BP, than the planet itself.
On the frontlines, the certainty of before has given way to the uncertainty of the future. But the fossil fuel machine continues to churn and burn.
Greta Thunberg told delegates at Davos that “Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour.”
“When the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock places sustainability and climate risk at the center of its investment approach, and commits to stronger sustainability advocacy actions, it is game-changing for capital markets.”
Every day brings news of greater evidence of our climate emergency. And now, Jakarta residents have filed a lawsuit against the governor of Indonesia’s capital as they seek to hold authorities responsible over their inaction during some of the deadliest flooding in years.