“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.