According to environmentalists, Shell’s new strategy may just make global temperatures rise by 4 degrees Celsius. Shell had even approved the strategy and acknowledged the global climate change in an internal document retrieved by environmental groups.
Shell’s prospects were written on paper that guides the future business planning of the company. The paper assumed that the carbon dioxide emissions would fail to limit temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius.
The News Lens Scenarios document had referred to the International Energy Agency that indicated a temperature increase up to 4C and 6C should Shell give a go signal for its new strategies, which involve digging a huge hole in the Arctic Ocean
Protesters had gone off in Seattle seas with kayaks, canoes and paddleboards to protest against Shell’s new plan. Calling the protests “Shell No”, they protested against Shell’s Polar Pioneer drilling rig.
According to Shell Chief Executive Ben Van Beurden, the Fossil Fuel Giant does not do away the need to restrain global warming and counter it. However, the acceptance of the board regarding the 4C global temperature increase is undeniable.
Environmental Group and Climate Campaigner Greenpeace said Shell and IEA intend for fossil fuel industries to continue despite increased global warming.
“What I don’t see is a realisation from Shell about what exactly would happen to its business if climate change escalated dramatically beyond what is safe with all the negative consequences in the world for food and water never mind energy,” said Climate Campaigner for Greenpeace Charlie Kronick.