90 companies caused two-thirds of global warming emissions

by Cassady Craighill

November 21, 2013

While this news shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, the majority of our global warming emissions comes from those big, bad fossil fuel companies including Shell oil, BP and Exxon, according to new research.

Lately Greenpeace has particularly set our eyes on Shell as they set their eyes on Arctic drilling again in 2014 after a disastrous attempt last year. Interestingly, they also move forward after 28 activists face up to 22 years in a Russian prison following a peaceful protest against Arctic drilling by Gazprom in September. Two independent journalists also face the same prison time on piracy and hooliganism charges simple for documenting the protest.

Shell's drilling unit, the Kulluk, ran aground en route from Alaska last winter.

Shell’s drilling unit, the Kulluk, ran aground en route from Alaska last winter.

However, there are several indicators that Shell had something to do with the grossly unjust charges against the Arctic 30.


President Obama has the power to pull Shells drilling permits any time he wants. But its going to take overwhelming public support from the public to clearly communicate that the last thing we want is an oil spill in the Arctic.


Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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