Shell’s Arctic drilling is the real threat to the world, not kayaktivists

The Guardian

Shell has one or two rivals for the title of Planet’s Most Irresponsible Company, but it’s definitely the most ironic. The grand irony, of course, is that, having watched the Arctic melt as global temperatures rose, Shell was first in line to drill the newly melted waters for yet more oil which would raise the temperature some more. But lately, the planetary-scale irony was compounded by one of a more local variety, contained in the phrase safety zone.

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Issues: Climate Change

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Naomi Klein

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