05 Apr '18, 2pm

#ShellKnew 30 Years Ago: Documents Reveal Predictions of Extreme Weather, Climate Lawsuits

A Shell Jet A refueler tank truck on the ramp at Vancouver International Airport. Lommer / CC BY-SA 3.0 #ShellKnew 30 Years Ago: Documents Reveal Predictions of Extreme Weather, Climate Lawsuits Royal Dutch Shell has known about the links between fossil fue l use and climate change for decades, according to newly-released internal company documents. The documents, unveiled by Dutch newspaper De Correspondent on Thursday, show that the oil giant's researchers flagged that climate change could have major implications for the fossil fuel industry as far back as the 1980s—and predicted that environmental groups could sue following damages from extreme weather . "With the very long time scales involved, it would be tempting for society to wait until then before doing anything," one 1988 report reads. "The potential implications for the world are, however, so large that the poli...

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