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Is Shell Really Serious About Dealing With Climate Change?

Under Shell’s Sky Scenario, a world is possible where net-zero carbon emissions is achieved by 2070, and global average temperatures are beneath the target of two degrees Celsius. Or in the words of Shell, it “illustrates a technically possible, but challenging pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.” It envisions a future where renewable energies are…

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Shell abandons Arctic because of market forces, not environmental epiphany

Why Shell Abandoned the Arctic: A Primer on Market Forces for Activists

While the laudable efforts of activists have been given credit for ending Arctic drilling, environmentalists could benefit from a better understanding of the dynamics at play. Attributing Shell’s decision to cease its drilling operations in the Arctic to environmental protest is an undeniably compelling narrative. If only a handful of passionate kayaktavists could stop Shell from drilling in the Arctic. The problem is that it is not true. It…

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Protestors hope to stop Shell from exploratory drilling in the Arctic

EarthTalk: What Lessons Learned from the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is off-shore drilling any safer for the environment today given lessons learned from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico?- Leslie Jackson, Bern, NC The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010 resulted in 11 lost lives and…

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Greenpeace Launches Campaign to Establish an Arctic Sanctuary

Warming twice as fast as the rest of our world, the Arctic region has become a climate change hotspot. Given the profound ramifications for ecosystems and societies across the region and worldwide, the rapid (from an Earth history perspective) warming taking place in the Arctic has scientists, governments, environmentalists and public interest groups concerned, as well as focused on trying…

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Musings of a Malcontent: The Earth in 2012 – Aye Carumba!

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash I am beginning to feel redundant. I mean how many weeks in a row can I talk about oil spills? Seemingly forever at the rate we’re going. If you haven’t seen it yet, there is an absolutely fabulous spill off the coast of Nigeria. Shell Oil clearly…

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The Pipe: The Story of Struggle and Controversy in Rossport Ireland

For years the small fishing and farming community of Rossport Ireland has been the center of a controversial struggle between the rights of its inhabitants and the power of large-scale fossil energy development. The recently released documentary “The Pipe” tells the story of how this small community took on Shell Oil and the Irish State in its fight to preserve a…

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Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

Musings of a Malcontent: Shell Oil is AWESOME!

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Dudes and dudettes! I know a few weeks ago I said that Exxon rocks, but seriously – Shell Oil is totally awesome! They are like…totally the best when it comes to nearly averting huge oil spills. Man, they rock so much they make Exxon’s rocking look like…

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