Claim: Shell Tried to Hide Global Warming Research by Releasing a Public Documentary

“Shell’s firm interest in renewables suggests they would really like to find a renewable future for the world’s energy needs.

But that isn’t going to happen with current technology.

Leading greens such as James Hansen, David Attenborough and Bill Gates are aware of and have have publicly commented on the shortcomings of renewables.

The inescapable conclusion is current generation renewables are not fit for purpose. Only the engineering challenged think otherwise.

For now, we need oil – a commodity which Shell is providing.”

More epic Guardian conspiracy theories. It’s no wonder they’re bleeding cash and could go under. Fake news really doesn’t pay the bills.

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Back in 1991, Shell Oil released a public documentary video which raised serious concerns about anthropogenic global warming. This hasn’t prevented The Guardian from trying to claim it is all part of the oil industry coverup.

‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger

Public information film unseen for years shows Shell had clear grasp of global warming 26 years ago but has not acted accordingly since, say critics.

The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered.

However, since then the company has invested heavily in highly polluting oil reserves and helped lobby against climate action, leading to accusations that Shell knew the grave…

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Five out of six US wildfires are caused by people, says study

Nothing to see here. It’s global warming aka climate change aka climate disruption.
Every natural disaster is caused by CO2. Period. (Even if CO2 is like kryptonite to fire.)

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Some of the blazes were accidental, and as people travel more the areas at risk are increasing.

A new study blames people for triggering five out of every six wildfires in the United States and tripling the length of the wildfire season, reports the Daily Mail Online.

Even as climate change worsens the nation’s fire season – making it longer and easier to burn more acres – researchers say human activities play an even bigger role.

Scientists looking at fire data from 1992 to 2012 found that 84 percent of all U.S. wildfires were started by people, either by accident or on purpose.

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