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New Documents Reveal What Shell Knew About Climate Change Decades Ago
WASHINGTON - In response to a Dutch journalist publishing a trove of internal Shell documents revealing what Shell knew about climate change and its risks to both the world’s people and the company’s profit, Greenpeace USA Acting Climate Director Naomi Ages said,
“In 2015, we learned that Exxon knew decades ago about the severity of climate change and hid that knowledge from the public and shareholders. Now, we know that Shell knew too and even anticipated public backlash. Just like Exxon, Shell peddled scientific uncertainty and dragged its feet, maximizing its profits while the climate crisis grew. What makes Shell different from Exxon, is that Shell predicted that it would get sued over this - and, just like climate change, it was right about that too.
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These new reports increase the likelihood of more legal actions against Shell and bolster pending climate lawsuits. It’s time for Shell to reckon with the global costs of catastrophic climate change for which it is responsible.”
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