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Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences

FROM AN ARTICLE BY CHRIS MOONEY PUBLISHED BY THE WASHINGTON POST ON 23 MARCH 2015 Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans — with potentially dire consequences According to a new study just out in Nature Climate Change by Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and a […]

Money Talks

By Seattle Times editorial board published 23 March 2015 under the headline: Terminal 5 Shell lease is not the right arena to debate climate change SOON, two huge oil rigs will be parked at the Port of Seattle, preparing for a summer sailing to the Alaskan Arctic and for exploratory drilling. The Port’s decision in February to […]

Shell’s climate change strategy: narcissistic, paranoid, and psychopathic

In an open letter to Shell’s Ben Van Beurden, the UK’s former top climate envoy says now is the time for to show leadership  By John Ashton Dear Mr van Beurden – one month ago, at the IP Week dinner in London, you gave a speech calling on your peers, as you put it in […]

Shell reports on plans for Arctic drilling

Article by Carey Restino published 13 March 2015 by The Bristol Bay Times “After 2012, every aspect of our plan is under a microscope and every aspect is carefully monitored, including the impact on marine mammals,” Leaders from southwest Alaska were briefed last week on Shell Oil’s plans for the 2015 season, hearing how the […]

Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport

From an article by Joel Connelly published 11 March 2015 by Seattlepi.com  Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport Extracts Environmentalists are using a court suit to pursue political goals and have no legal standing to block a lease that will base Shell’s Arctic oil drilling fleet at Terminal 5 on […]

Shell divides $46.5 million between 15,500 Nigerians in oil spill compensation

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has allocated N600,000 (approx. US$3,000) to each of 15,500 indigenous peoples of Bodo, in the Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, as a monetary compensation for its excessive oil spills in the past years. These oil spills have had a damaging effect on the Ogoni environment. The compensation was […]

Another nail in the coffin of tar sands

BBC NEWS: Obama vetoes Keystone oil pipeline bill: 24 Feb 2015 US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Republican-led Congress sent the bill to the president on Tuesday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama vetoed the bill “without any drama or […]

Plea to Shell from students of the International School of the Stockholm Region

Plea to Shell from students of the International School of the Stockholm Region  COPY OF AN EMAIL SENT TO MICHIEL BRANDJES, JOHN DONOVAN AND OTHERS Dear Shell, We are students from the International School of the Stockholm Region and we are writing to express our concern about how your company is affecting our environment. Each year […]

Shell boss calls fossil fuel critics ‘naive’ but admits Big Oil has ‘credibility issue’

From an article by Terry Macalister published by The Guardian 12 February 2015 Ben van Beurden urges oil industry to be more assertive, arguing that debate is about balancing moral obligation of energy access for all with fighting climate change Extract Ben van Beurden urged fellow industry leaders meeting in London to be “more assertive” […]

Oil company employees should consider quitting their jobs

From an article by Jonathan Porritt published by The Guardian on 10 February 2015 under the headline: “Oil company employees should consider quitting their jobs” Extracts It is becoming morally unacceptable for well-paid employees of Shell and other fossil fuel companies to carry on in their jobs It is impossible for most BP and Shell […]

Arctic Oil On Life Support

From an OilPrice.com article by Nick Cunningham published 1 Feb 2015 under the headline: “Arctic Oil On LifeSupport” Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years. With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil lying north of the Arctic Circle, the circumpolar north is arguably the last corner of the globe that is still almost […]

Shell bows to investor pressure on climate risk

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:49pm EST (Reuters) – In a rare move, oil major Shell on Thursday backed a resolution proposed by activist investors to force the company to recognize climate change risks by improving its transparency. Shell’s executive vice president of investor relations JJ Traynor said the company would urge shareholders to vote […]

Shell – leveraging the climate debate

Four of these experts were from Shell, a prominent member of history’s top 90 polluters. Shell was also paying the costs. Its logo was everywhere, cuddling alongside National Geographic’s. The event was hijacked by Shell… Extracts from an article by Assaad W. Razzouk published by The Ecologist The annual UN Climate Talks ended on Sunday in […]

Church of England threatens to sever investments in Shell and BP

The Church of England has warned it could withdraw its investments from BP and Shell unless the oil giants take greater action to tackle climate change. Article by Tom Bawden published by The Independent Wed 10 Dec 2014: Church of England threatens to cease BP and Shell investments over climate concerns The Church of England has […]

UN climate talks call future of Big Oil into question

Financial Times article authored by Pilita Clark in Lima, 7 December 2014 UN climate talks call future of energy majors into question ExxonMobil and Shell would cease to exist in their current forms in 35 years under measures UN negotiators are considering for a legally binding global climate pact to be sealed in Paris next […]

How Church’s Leaning Toward Renewable Energy Will Affect BP and Shell

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Dec 5, 2014 at 10:29 am EST Companies engaged in the oil businesses are increasingly in the limelight and under pressure to adopt techniques that will assure minimum carbon emissions into the environment. In a recent development, the Church of England (COE) has urged BP plc. (ADR) (NYSE:BP) and Royal Dutch […]

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