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To: Science Museum Group’s Board of Trustees and Director Ian Blatchford

Science Museum: drop Shell now!

Science Museum: drop Shell now!

Scrap your sponsorship deal with Shell - don’t let the dirty fossil fuel polluter use you as a means to clean up its image.

Why is this important?

It’s just been announced that Shell is sponsoring a major new climate exhibition at the Science Museum. This is completely irresponsible!

The museum should represent the very best of what we can achieve when we work together. It’s about discovery, facts, and creating a better world. It’s where children come to learn. We must not let Shell, which has spent decades devastating the planet for frontline communities across the world, anywhere near this exhibition.

The museum cannot let itself be used by a fossil fuel corporation - especially in the year the UK is hosting the COP26 climate talks and must show climate leadership. We demand they reverse their decision - now.

London, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • Because anyone that states "consumer demand" as a rationale for disregarding the environment needs to be put in check.
  • Because I think the Science Museum should support Scientific understanding and take its implications seriously.
  • Shell knew about climate change in 1991 and the impact of fossil fuel use would increase global warming. Pretty much they predicted what we are now experiencing and the climate emergency we are now in. Instead of finding a way to produce cleaner energy they paid billions of pounds every year to muddy the waters around climate change. There never will be a cure for greed.


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