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    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Big Oil’s Climate Crisis Denial Goes On

    The Climate Crisis: Ignored By Trump, Greenwashed by Big Oil

    Frederick Hewett, October 22, 2019 (WBUR/NPR Massachusetts)

    “…[Climate change will not be on the agenda of next June’s] 2020 meeting of the G7 nations…[This announcement from the White House] was just the latest in a series of disheartening developments related to the climate and the world's energy future…In the Democratic presidential contenders' most recent debate — moderated by CNN and the New York Times — the panel did not deign to pose a single question on the climate crisis…[This failure implicitly attenuated] the public's perception of the issue's urgency and importance…[More bad news came when Shell Oil CEO Ben van Beurden recently] voiced his commitment to the corporation's shareholders to grow its core business in fossil fuels in the coming decades…

    By 2025, Shell expects to develop 35 new oil and gas fields…[Shell sees itself] heroically fulfilling the needs of a world starved for energy…[instead of like] the tobacco industry, which profits from the sale of addictive carcinogens because there's a market for them…[Leaders of multinational oil and gas companies, including Chevron, BP, Total and Suncor] acknowledge the need to reduce carbon emissions…[and the need for] more investment in renewable energy…[but] are doing all they can to sustain their high-profit status quo, and protecting the climate is an afterthought, at best…” click here for more

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