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Shell’s 1991 film warned of the catastrophic risks of climate change

POSTING BY CHRISTOPHER IVES COMMENTING ON THE ARTICLE BY SHELL CEO BEN VAN BEURDEN, “A DECISIVE STEP TO A CLEANER ENERGY FUTURE

Why does it take so damn long to make meaningful changes?

I’m a 1965 Cambridge engineering graduate with an apprenticeship in thermal and nuclear plant manufacture/operation, followed by UK & Canadian experience in gas transmission & coal-slurry pipelines.

By 1973 I saw the need for renewable & demand side technologies – even tried to move Esso/Exxon towards integrated solar & building systems. I’ve demonstrated 4 solar/healthy houses, one with containerised onsite utilities, now being built for Canada’s military, and for areas with failing or no infrastructure.

Shell’s new direction scopes major changes in our energy ways, and promises a 20% reduction in net carbon footprint by 2035. Really?

Does Shell honestly think we have such a time window? We don’t.

Say “Planetary Emergency”.

Put a Human Face on Climate Change.

Shell’s 1991 film warned of the catastrophic risks of climate change. Are we still afraid to tell mankind how bad the situation really is?

Let’s hope that the other oil-gas majors are better informed, please.

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1 Comment on “Shell’s 1991 film warned of the catastrophic risks of climate change”

  1. #1 Christopher Ives
    on Dec 15th, 2017 at 23:36

    Here’s a good source of info on Climate Changes:
    Example – “Why Huge Climate Policy & Science Conferences Fail”.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMRNRomEuEU

    Paul Beckwith – Published on Dec 7, 2017 – (15 minute video)
    ( Climate Science educator – University of Ottawa, Canada )
    Every year we have many massive conferences around the world on science, policy, & negotiations to deal with climate change. How can we still have no effective & cohesive global action to save our butts?

    Policy gigs like COP23 in Bonn had almost 23,000 attendees, Paris 40,000. Huge science conferences like AGU that I will soon attend has 20,000+ scientists; EGU has 15,000. Yet abrupt climate change marches on, crushing humans & ecosystems like bugs. What gives?

    https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulHBeckwith/about

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