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Shell's Jekyll and Hyde Approach to Climate Change

Shell's Jekyll and Hyde Approach to Climate Change | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
After signing the "Trillion Tonne Communique," a bold call to curb heat-trapping gases, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is backing groups that fight such measures
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Business Week article on the ambiguity of the fossil fuel industry.

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Latest Shell Debacle in Alaska Part of a Larger Pattern of Risk and Failure

Latest Shell Debacle in Alaska Part of a Larger Pattern of Risk and Failure | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Shell Oil’s string of failures in its Arctic Ocean drilling attempts continued into the New Year. One of the company's drill rigs ran aground near Alaska’s Kodiak Island with 150,000 gallons of diesel fuel and other petroleum products onboard.  In...
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The latest Shell accident demonstrates how desperate the old fossil fuel giants have become and how their quest for extreme energy will end in financial disaster. Where are the sane shareholders of these companies who do not buy their fairy tales of new oil riches?

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We need joined-up thinking now to stave off energy and resource crisis - Telegraph

We need joined-up thinking now to stave off energy and resource crisis  - Telegraph | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Firm and far-reaching policies can address the world's resource and environmental stresses, but the window of opportunity is shrinking. This is what emerges from a major – and timely – new report by Shell's scenarios team.
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The New Lens scenarios of the Shell team will be presented on 28 February. It will be interesting to read how they transform real scary trends into narratives that will suit the company's direct business interests.

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:32 AM

"By bringing our uncertain future into sharper focus, the New Lens Scenarios show how decisions today could prove decisive in tackling resource and environmental stresses. Policy drift and unbalanced regulation will mean higher greenhouse gas emissions, and more pressing resource scarcity tomorrow.


The time for action is upon us, if that window of opportunity is not to close for good."


Peter Voser is the CEO of Shell