Fossil Fuels

  • Life choices, and hopes for the future

    8 April 2015

    Blog post by Andreas Widlund on board the Polar Pioneer My name is Andreas Widlund. I am 27 years old, and I grew up in Umeå in the Northern part of Sweden. As you read this, I will have boarded Shell’s oil rig, Polar Pioneer, that is on the way to the Arctic to drill for oil. We are an international climbing team of six, who are the middle of the Pacific Ocean to send a clear message on behalf of many more. But before I go deeper into why, I would like to tell you how I got here.

  • My reasons for climbing up a 100-meter high oil rig

    7 April 2015

    Blog post by Zoe Buckley Lennox - On board the Esperanza - Follow @zoevirginia  Before I head off, I want to share with you my reasons for climbing up a 100-meter high oil rig, perched on the back of a cargo ship, swaying in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Just so we’re all on the same page.

  • Shell's profit comes at our expense

    7 April 2015

    Blogpost by Isadora Wronski - Climate Campaigner at Greenpeace Nordic Climate science has made it clear that Arctic oil needs to stay in the ground if we want to avoid the worst impacts from global climate change. We know it and we also know that Shell knows it too.

  • Where in the world is all the water? 8 facts about coal and water

    22 March 2015

    Why do we so rarely talk about coal’s impact on already scarce water resources in Australia and around the world? This World Water Day, let’s take a good look at one of the most important questions facing the human population right now: Where is all the water?

  • Coal, Divestment and Democracy

    18 September 2014

    By John Keane, University of Sydney Pushed and pulled in different directions by government policies and market forces, modern universities try hard to be public institutions for the public good.