Shell could cause major climate change if its plan continues
An internal document of Royal Dutch Shell revealed that the company would cause a 4 degree Celsius rise in the climate with the proposed plans for drilling they have undertaken.
Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that could lead to catastrophic climate change after an internal document acknowledged a global temperature rise of 4C, twice the level considered safe for the planet.
A paper used for guiding future business planning at the Anglo-Dutch multinational assumes that carbon dioxide emissions will fail to limit temperature increases to 2C, the internationally agreed threshold to prevent widespread flooding, famine and desertification.
Instead, the New Lens Scenarios document refers to a forecast by the independent International Energy Agency (IEA) that points to a temperature rise of up to 4C in the short term, rising later to 6C.
Source: The Guardian