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Yes it will Prime Minister. So why are you carrying on building new roads, destroying ecology with an unaffordable train, issuing licences for companies to drill for new oil in the North Sea, continuing to give tax breaks to Fossil Fuel companies, stopping grants for insulating homes, allowing the building of new road tunnels, incinerators and on and on.

 

It's not hard to see how history will judge this government.

Download and read the list of actions they are taking which are specifically going to make Climate Change worse. Download the "charge sheet"

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Total's sustainability development goals are in 4 categories:  

  • integration of climate into stragety

  • preservation of the environment

  • respect and mobilization of employees and suppliers

  • contribution to economic development in its host regions (the wealth created by Total must be used to fight inequality)

Total is unveiling its strategy to investors like AXA and BNP Paribas this week. 

Hidden in this strategy is not just a suite of reckless new oil and gas projects but its outrageous plan to fund them.

 

Total is planning to fund its efforts drill the Arctic and build the East African Crude Oil Pipeline with so called "sustainability linked" finance.

 

... greenwashing on an epic scale.  

Read all about it here

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and meanwhile, not forgetting SHELL

At the Science Museum in London Shell have sponsored an exhibition on Carbon Capture. And in so doing they are using the reputation of the Science Museum to create an impression that they are doing something about Climate Change when they are still exploring for new oil fields. Other organisations (the RSC and The British Museum for example) have cut ties with fossil Fuel Companies and are refusing to let their names be used in this way.

Shell have also included a GAGGING ORDER into the funding agreement with the museum, stopping the Directors of the Science Museum criticising Shell.

Oil and Gas efforts to cut emissions 'just smoke and mirrors' finds new climate benchmark

Shell is not a green saviour. It's a planetary death machine

UK faces legal action over North Sea oilfield exploration plans

Dozens of UK former senior officials profit from fossil fuel corporations, rubber-stamped by Whitehall committee.

Climate crimes have perpetrators. They also have facilitators.

(um.... Science Museum - are you listening?)

How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action.

No place for new fossil fuels if world is to reach net zero by 2050, says landmark report

Shell forced to slash global emissions after landmark court ruling

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... we will contribute to a net-zero world, where society stops adding to the total amount of greenhouse gases emissions (GHGs) in the atmosphere.

This supports the more ambitious goal to tackle climate change laid out in the Paris Agreement: to limit the rise in average global temperature to 1.5°Celsius.

Shell recently announced a special “carbon neutral” shipment of fracked gas to Europe. Although there’s nothing unique about the liquified natural gas, Shell and its supplier, Cheniere, are somehow marketing the shipping of fossil fuels as carbon neutral. You can’t make this up.

In an article published by Salon, the author analyzed Shell’s shenanigans and those of a few other corporations that are practically pulling the strings of government in order to continue to produce fossil fuels that are still heating up our planet.

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@BorisJohnson said the UK would "lead the way" on climate change as we prepare to host global climate talks, COP26.

And Oil giant Shell and Siccar Point Energy are seeking permission from the UK Government to develop the Cambo oil field, West of Shetland, just months ahead of COP26. In the first phase, due to start in 2025, the companies expect to extract 150 million barrels of oil - the emissions equivalent of 16 coal-fired power plants running for a year. They anticipate operating the Cambo field, which contains 800 million boe, until 2050, by which time Britain has pledged to be net carbon neutral..

More information here, please write and let the government know this is insane.

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And it gets worse: The companies behind the Cambo Field are being paid to pollute. Between 2015 and 2019, Siccar Point paid effectively no tax. In 2019, the UK Government paid Siccar Point £41m. In 2020, the UK Government paid Shell £99.1m. We’re subsiding climate disasters like the Cambo Field every year. Read more here

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