‘Fossil fuel companies are responsible for 50% of the global temperature rise. Shell is the largest privately owned fossil fuel company.’
Internal Shell documents show that Shell had a very full grasp of the implications of fossil fuel burning on the environment. As far back as 30 years ago, Shell’s own scientists were issuing dire warnings of global warming, mass climate refugee migration, flooding of areas such as Bangladesh, and rising ocean levels. Despite all this, the corporation has followed the tobacco company playbook and put business interests first. Mat Hope spells out the chronology of Shell’s deceit in our 2nd Climate Report in collaboration with DeSmog & Media Fund.