“When is Shell going to get out of its shell and realize that appeasement only heightens the expectations and anger of the irrational foes of oil and gas? Trying to square Net Zero with a company premised on oil and gas positives is futile–and wasteful.”
The eco-extremists are busy on all fronts, not only disrupting traffic and vandalizing works of art. And it is hurting their cause. I was reminded of this when Andrew Griffiths (Director of Community & Partnerships; Director of Community & Partnerships at PlanetMark) wrote:
I emailed British Cycling as a member to challenge their decision to accept sponsorship from Shell …. Apparently, Shell for some curious reason has a long-term commitment to cycling and it’s going to bring really great benefits to cyclists and help move the sport to net zero.
“Obviously, climate/energy is not an intellectual issue for Amy Westervelt. But it is for Droz and Martis, two hearty volunteers speaking truth to power. She should personally sit down with both and understand their passion and logic. If so, maybe Westervelt could turn DRILLED into MACHINED to focus on industrial wind and solar arrays on the landscape and in the coastal waters.”
Over the past month or so, thanks in large part to the work of reporter Michael Thomas, the Internet has rediscovered an effort that’s been underfoot for more than a decade: the coal-funded attack on clean energy. In a few viral Twitter threads, Thomas has focused on the work of two longtime anti-renewables campaigners, John Droz and Kevon Martis, who have spent the past 15 years or so fighting renewable energy projects at the local level (and convincing and training others to do the same).
“Fear among corporate firms of being called out on misleading and or exaggerated environmental and sustainability claims is growing as regulators clamp down and hold companies to account over greenwashing.”
“… some firms are choosing not to talk about their green targets, climate researchers say…. Fear of litigation may be also deterring some companies from talking about their climate targets altogether.”
– Anastasia Molone, “Is Green-hushing the New Greenwashing?” (below)
Face it: There are just not that many who buy into climate alarmism, even those at firms pressured by activist bullies. Sure, it is politically correct grist during the workday. But off the clock, in one’s heart-of-hearts, climate fear is a political issue, not an “existential threat to humanity,” as Joe Biden’s teleprompter says.
Woke businesses, the virtue signalers, have created a problem for themselves.…