At a trial in the Hague, three witnesses testify they were bribed by Shell to give evidence against Ken Saro-Wiwa and the other Ogoni 9 in the nineties.
“Rather than planning an orderly decline in production”, Big Oil is “doubling down and acting like there is no climate crisis. This presents us with a simple choice: shut them down or face extreme climate disruption.”
As Extinction Rebellion shuts down parts of London and other major citities, with ironic timing, the UK has approved four new gas-fired turbines against the advice of its own inspectors.
Climate change is more than a fight over the future of our planet – it is a fight between young and old, male and female, white versus people of colour, people of power and privilege versus people from impoverished and indigenous communities.
For years, Cuadrilla has ignored climate science, ignored the geology, and ignored local people and politicians. And despite millions being spent by naïve and belligerent investors, their efforts have resulted in a fracking failure.
At the end of the day, Shell still cares more about its shareholders than it does about society. It cares more about profit than it does people. It cares more about cash than a safe climate.
Trudeau was called a climate hypocrite back in June and he is being called a climate hypocrite now. As Greta says: listen to the science. We can’t build any more pipelines if we want a safe climate.
Last week we released a report outlining why Denmark can’t be a climate leader if it expands North Sea oil and gas production as planned.
Oil Change International stands in solidarity with the striking United Auto Workers. We know that there can be no climate justice without good jobs and strong unions.
For the IEA, real scenario reform will require more than risky emissions accounting tricks that punt the burden and costs of reducing emissions to future generations.