“The startling warning issued by the oil giant Shell more than a quarter of a century ago.”

In 1991, Shell warned that fossil fuels would be causing climate change


Thu, Mar 2nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Guardian brings to attention a video by Shell's film and video unit called Climate of Concern. Already in 1991, the oil giant warned that the use of fossil fuels would have a detrimental impact on climate, and going as far as suggesting "a new era of technical and economic cooperation" to prevent a catastrophe. Unfortunately, it seems that the oil industry has decided to go for a different approach, prioritising profits, not the environment.

Climate change “at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the ice age – change too fast perhaps for life to adapt, without severe dislocation”. That was the startling warning issued by the oil giant Shell more than a quarter of a century ago.

The company’s farsighted 1991 film, titled Climate of Concern, set out with crystal clarity how the world was warming and that serious consequences could well result.

Not sure how long the video above will last, but here is the link for another copy, and The Guardian has this little clip about it, too.



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