Shell knew about the dire implications of climate change before the first IPCC report came out in 1990

Trove of papers released by Climate Investigations will be difficult to explain in liability class actions – actions which Shell foresaw!

I have worked opposite Shell lobbyists on climate change since 1989, as I describe at length in The Carbon War (2000), so little of this surprises me. Now, however, unlike during the first two decades on my involvement in climate action advocacy, Shell faces tangible risk that chickens will come home to roost in courtrooms. This must add to the pressure on them, and the many investors still loyal to them.

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