Jan 16, 2020

Climate change: Extinction Rebellion blocks Shell's Aberdeen HQ

Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked the entrances to Shell's Aberdeen headquarters. "A statement from Extinction Rebellion Scotland said:"As Australia burns and Indonesia is flooded, with tens of thousands made homeless, the purple boat bears the words, "The Future You Fear Is Already Here", a reminder that catastrophic climate change is already under way across the planet, driven by Shell and the rest of the fossil fuel industry. "Last week, as bushfires caused by climate change choked Australia, Shell celebrated the discovery of a huge new gas field off the coast of Western Australia." "A Shell spokesman said:"The heightened awareness of climate change that we have seen over recent months is a good thing. "Ch Insp Davie Howieson, local area commander for Aberdeen South, said:"Officers are currently in attendance at a peaceful protest in Wellington Road, Aberdeen, outside the Shell premises.

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