Shell's worried about environmental challenges to its Arctic drilling plans, so has launched what amounts to a pre-emptive strike on environmental groups. All while doubling-down on making biofuels that can work with exisiting oil infrastructure.
Oil companies have used part of their profits to engage in efforts designed to convince the public that climate change is a hoax. Now they hope to profit from the Arctic melting climate change is causing.
Holy sh!t. I just watched the trailer for Frozen Planet, the latest nature doc collaboration between the BBC and the Discovery Channel, and it gave me chills. As in, I saw the brief, pixelated, jumpy YouTube teaser, and there they were--full-on chills.
You may have heard that there's a massive new ozone hole in the Arctic--the first time there's been one there. Well, ThinkProgress has a good rundown (tag-teaming it seems with Jeff Masters from Weather Underground) on why its really potentially bad