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Why I'm sitting inside a box blocking the entrance to BP's headquarters | Jane Hayes

20.05.2019
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BP says its business plan is consistent with the Paris agreement to limit global heating, but this just isn't trueThe container I'm currently inhabiting has everything I need to keep going for quite a while, so I don't want to sound too self-pitying, but it is, nevertheless, a box. It's got a chemical toilet, an internet connection and heavy bolts to fasten it to the pavement, and it's blocking the entrance to BP's London headquarters. As a consequence, BP's HQ is empty.As I'm sat here, some of BP's executives are sat at home enjoying an unexpected break, and some are at BP's AGM, this year moved to Aberdeen, a location that they thought would make the type of disruptive climate protests sweeping the country more difficult. Their group chief executive, Bob Dudley, is on stage today, possibly as you are reading this. Shareholders will be interested in BP's business plan - in the past the company has claimed that this is "consistent" with the Paris agreement to limit global heating to 1.5C. You probably won't be surprised to hear that this isn't true, but it's amazing how much credence is given to claims with an oil major's money behind them. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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