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“The pro­longed fail­ure of the Shell Pe­tro­leum De­vel­op­ment Com­pany of Nige­ria to clean up the oil that was spilled, con­tin­ues to have cat­a­strophic con­se­quences”

Quoted from a re­port from Hu­man Rights group Amnesty In­ter­na­tional which is call­ing on Shell to pay US$1 bil­lion to start clean­ing up the re­gion af­ter two huge oil spills in 2008

“There are politi­cians in the UK and the US who es­pouse some vari­a­tion of cli­mate scep­ti­cism. Both coun­tries also have or­gan­i­sa­tions for ‘cli­mate change scep­tics’ that pro­vide a scep­ti­cal voice for the me­dia, par­tic­u­larly in those me­dia out­lets that are more re­cep­tive to this mes­sage. This is why we see more scep­ti­cal cov­er­age in the An­glo-saxon coun­tries than we do in the other coun­tries in the study where one or more of those fac­tors ap­pear to be ab­sent”

James Painter, on his find­ings from a re­search project con­ducted by the Reuters In­sti­tute for the Study of Jour­nal­ism which found that cli­mate change scep­ti­cism was far more preva­lent in An­glo Saxon coun­tries.

“The door is clos­ing”

Faith Birol, chief econ­o­mist at the In­ter­na­tional En­ergy Agency on its find­ings that un­less there is a dra­matic change in en­ergy pro­duc­tion, the earth will be past be­ing able to hold global warm­ing to safe lev­els within five years.

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