7 reasons George Osborne should have no say on BP at the British Museum

Yesterday morning, the British Museum announced that George Osborne will be its new Chair. He is a completely unsuitable choice. His priorities on both culture and climate are clear: as Chancellor he devastatingly cut the culture sector by 30% while providing huge tax breaks to oil firms.  https://twitter.com/TheArtNewspaper/status/1408054282881060864 One of his first challenges will be … Continue reading 7 reasons George Osborne should have no say on BP at the British Museum

Science Museum shuts down youth protest against Shell

The Science Museum in London is once again facing controversy after it asked over 30 police officers to march inside on Saturday evening and threaten to arrest a group of youth climate activists and scientists who were peacefully protesting against the museum's sponsorship by the oil giant Shell. https://twitter.com/standardnews/status/1406509725257240587?s=20 On Saturday afternoon, UKSCN London - … Continue reading Science Museum shuts down youth protest against Shell

Email reveals Science Museum boss’s misleading defence of Shell sponsorship

Internal email to staff reveals Science Museum Director made “desperate defence” of sponsorship deal to staffYouth climate strikers launch boycott of new exhibition after museum dismisses their concernsExhibition to open day after Shell slammed by shareholder groups for “vague commitments” on climate at AGM and IEA calls for end to new oil and gas projects … Continue reading Email reveals Science Museum boss’s misleading defence of Shell sponsorship

Youth strikers slam Science Museum Shell deal

Cross-posted from UKSCN London Young climate activists from the group behind the London climate strikes are calling on the Science Museum to drop Shell sponsorship for their “Our Future Planet” exhibition.Their call is supported by leading climate scientists, including a contributor to the exhibition who says she is unhappy that her name has now been … Continue reading Youth strikers slam Science Museum Shell deal

Science Museum faces backlash over Shell sponsorship of climate exhibition

Sponsorship branded an ‘irresponsible’ decision which will ‘haunt the management of the Museum for years to come’ Flagship exhibition in run-up to UN Climate Summit focuses on controversial Carbon Capture technology Museum already under pressure over partnerships with BP and Equinor as speakers quit its series of ‘Climate Talks’  The Science Museum is facing a … Continue reading Science Museum faces backlash over Shell sponsorship of climate exhibition

George Monbiot withdraws from climate event over Science Museum’s oil partnerships

Writer and environmentalist George Monbiot has withdrawn from a panel on climate change over Science Museum Group’s ongoing partnerships with BP and EquinorMonbiot asks on Twitter 'What respectable organisation still takes money from this planetary death machine?'Emails released under FOI reveal how museum’s director actively helped BP to counter critics of its cultural sponsorship Read … Continue reading George Monbiot withdraws from climate event over Science Museum’s oil partnerships

Campaigners slam choice of fossil fuel-linked companies as sponsors of COP26

The UK Government have announced their first sponsors for COP26 in a move described as “nowhere near good enough” by UK climate groups This includes the owner of Scotland’s biggest emitting power plant, SSE, as well as NatWest, which has financed $12.12 billion worth of fossil fuel projects and companies since 2016  A coalition of … Continue reading Campaigners slam choice of fossil fuel-linked companies as sponsors of COP26