Yes you can!
(Sorry, another post with an exclamation mark at the end of the title, pure co-incidence, really!) 😉
Anyway, we have some good news, although it has not got much publicity. Shell have aborted their planned drilling of the arctic. According to them, this is for two reasons: It didn’t appear to be as practical as they hoped, (good!) and Shell were surprised at the level of the public backlash. Eh?
Whilst we should celebrate the power of public opinion to influence a large corporation, what is worrying is how Shell could be unaware of it! Gulf of Mexico spill, various oil tanker caused disasters along coast and so on.
Having met (and got into a bar fight with) staff from Shell, thinking about it, such a disconnect does not surprise me. They are paid so much, they don’t care anyway and are able to live away from where most of the output of their product (pollution) collects, such as valleys, or less well manicured coastal communities. Oh, and the arctic, and at the bottom of the ocean.
Kudos to Greenpeace for leading the way on this. Disclosure: They are the only charity I donate to and have almost no issue with. They are not political, very dedicated and use superb marketing to highlight their causes. True Earth savers! We plan to share profits from my business with Greenpeace and when I pop my clogs shall leave them some dosh if there is any left.
Fight back club: Go tell ’em