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Re: Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2015, 03:19:25 pm »

Shell Oil Caught Planning for Deadly 4 to 6 Degree Rise in Global Temperature byericlewis

Whoopsies  ;).
From The Guardian:

Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an internal document acknowledged a global temperature rise of 4C, twice the level considered safe for the planet.

A paper used for guiding future business planning at the Anglo-Dutch multinational assumes that carbon dioxide emissions will fail to limit temperature increases to 2C, the internationally agreed threshold to prevent widespread flooding, famine and desertification.

Instead, the New Lens Scenarios document refers to a forecast by the independent International Energy Agency (IEA) that points to a temperature rise of up to 4C in the short term, rising later to 6C.

The Shell document says: “Both our (oceans and mountains) scenarios and the IEA New Policies scenario (and our base case energy demand and outlook) do not limit emissions to be consistent with the back-calculated 450 parts per million (Co2 in the atmosphere) 2 degrees C.”

It adds: “We also do not see governments taking steps now that are consistent with 2 degrees C scenario.”


Surely there's nothing Shell itself could do to try to mitigate global warming. They're just planning realistically for our future! 
But seriously, this is disgusting. It shows callous disregard for the planet and all its inhabitants.
Contact Shell and tell them to change their plans:

Mail: P.O. Box 2463, Houston, TX 77252 (Shell Oil Company)
Shell U.S. Switchboard: 713-241-6161 (all Shell U.S. companies)
US Shareholder Services: 888-737-2377
Shell U.S. Media Relations: 713-241-4544
Shell U.S. Trademarks: 888-SHELLTM or 888-743-5586
Shell U.S. Royalties: 281-544-2600

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RW media may not believe climate change is real. (95+ / 0-)
But sure looks like Shell believes it. Smoking gun.
Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.
by RhodeIslandAspie on Sun May 17, 2015 at 04:14:00 PM PDT

Makes the timing of TPP so suspicous, huh?
The people behind it and supporting it are ass holes, too, just as much as companies that will use it to put us on the hook for their destructive failures...again.
by Words In Action on Sun May 17, 2015 at 10:44:54 PM PDT

From an associated Guardian article:
"With Shell’s involvement in such controversial areas there is also scrutiny of its lobbying efforts. The Union of Concerned Scientists in the US has started a campaign against Shell over its continued involvement in the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), a rightwing nonprofit organisation that has been criticised for drafting model legislation that denies any human contribution to climate change."

We are taught that cheats never prosper, yet the country is run by spivs.. George Monbiot
by northsylvania on Mon May 18, 2015 at 12:48:55 AM PDT

Ass holes (58+ / 0-)
by GANJA on Sun May 17, 2015 at 04:12:25 PM PDT

Ass hole is too nice a word. An ass hole cuts
in front of you in traffic. A sociopath enables mass death on this kind of scale. You can't have a conscience and work in the top rungs of a major oil company in 2015.
by samanthab on Mon May 18, 2015 at 04:06:50 AM PDT

what top rungs are available?

you got me thinking; is there an industry in which sociopathic qualities are not required at the top end?
Any type of resource extraction?
Maybe Ben & Jerry?

Last full month in which the average daily temperature did not exceed twentieth-century norms: 2/1985 - Harper's Index, 2/2013 UPDATE 2/2015: still true, getting worse. 2014 hottest year ever.

by kamarvt on Mon May 18, 2015 at 05:12:06 AM PDT

Not exactly

Our culture just promotes sociopathy, and rewards it.
If corporate charters could be revoked for serious malfeasance and if the only way to get a tax loophole was to donate money in a pro social manner?
Then it might be different.
We make the USA run...or not... Bring back the general strike!!!
by slouchingdragon on Mon May 18, 2015 at 11:24:59 AM PDT

And that includes the leaders

Of industrialized countries who assist fossil fuel companies in creating that catastrophe.

“If there is no justice for the people, may there be no peace for the government.”
by MrJayTee on Mon May 18, 2015 at 10:29:20 AM PDT
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Matt 10:37


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