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Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change

Environmentalists say presumption of global temperature rise to 4C undermines multinational’s ability to talk with authority on climate change

The Guardian (U.K.), May 17, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an internal document acknowledged a global temperature rise of 4C, twice the level considered safe for the planet.

A paper used for guiding future business planning at the Anglo-Dutch multinational assumes that carbon dioxide emissions will fail to limit temperature increases to 2C, the internationally agreed threshold to prevent widespread flooding, famine and desertification.